Destruction of an Ancient City: The Demolition of Kashgar

Last year for a class presentation on current events in Central Asia, a friend and I decided to investigate the protracted devastation of the ancient city of Kashgar. Kashgar, which not many people have heard of, is an historic city in northwestern China, home to one of China's minority ethnic groups, the Uighurs. In fact … Continue reading Destruction of an Ancient City: The Demolition of Kashgar

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Coping with Catastrophe: The MFA’s Photographic Rendition of Japan’s 3/11 Disaster

By Fatima Mohie-Eldin Currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is the temporary exhibit: "In the Wake" a collection of photographs captured by various Japanese photographers in response to the now infamous disaster of 3/11. The disaster was initiated by the magnitude 9.0, Great East Japan Earthquake, which struck the Pacific … Continue reading Coping with Catastrophe: The MFA’s Photographic Rendition of Japan’s 3/11 Disaster