Just past the bustle of the Sunday market in Kashgar, the street is still a pure Uyghur street: quiet, dusty, shaded by long rows of poplars, lined with only adobe-built houses. Such streets are fast disappearing in Kashgar, in the name of modernization - imposed by the Han Chinese. A girl walks out of her courtyard, her red dress and trousers a bright accent against the dominant color of adobe and earth. She stops, folds her arms, and watches the photographer sceptically, pretending not to. That's when the camera catches her.