OPEN – MIGRATION – Andrew Mills 01 – Southampton City Art Gallery

Andrew Mills

Migrant workers – Urumqi, China


Twenty percent of the population of China migrate for work leaving their homes for more than six months of the year. These Muslim workers wait outside the main station in Urumqi, Western China. People are allowed to enter the station only when their train is due. Urumqi in Xinjiang province is an area where hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uighur Muslims have been incarcerated in ‘re-education’ camps.

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