Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Nicolò Degiorgis - Oasis Hotel

Oasis Hotel
This project documents the life along the cross-desert highway, a road that was built in China in the mid 1990s to help in the extraction of oil underneath the sands. It stretches for more than 500km from north to south across the Taklamakan desert, the world's second largest desert, after Africa's Sahara. The prospering oil business leaves its deep marks on the daily life of the local population, causing various problems: desolation, prostitution and alcoholism are just the obvious evils.
Xinjiang, China, 2007-2008

Nicolò Degiorgis

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