Wendell Phillips, Photojournalist

A Uyghur man stokes the morning fire preparing to bake bread in the city of Kashgar which is the midpoint of the 2,000 year-old Silk Road. For over a millenium, this fabled city was a crucial link in the Silk Route economy, and its culture thrived. Though many years have passed, one can still feel the echoes of camel caravans bearing spices, tea and other curiosities from faraway lands to dusty bazars where merchants hawk their goods under red canopies