BriefCASE is a selection of limited editioned photographs by CASE photographers. Chosen images are only available for purchase through CASE in the size designated, with 50% of the proceeds donated to an organization chosen by the artist, 25% going back to the photographer, and 25% going to CASE for production and operational expenses.
I Can't Sleep: Homage to a Uyghur Homeland [cards], 2018
12 3/4 x 19" pigment print
Ed. of 10 + 5APs
For the past few years, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in North West China has been transforming into an Orwellian state. One to two million Uyghurs have disappeared into China’s newly built de-extremification camps for the sole purpose of re-education, and “to eradicate the disease of Islam.” I Can’t Sleep: Homage to a Uyghur Homeland are portraits by Lisa Ross [b. 1964, Brooklyn, NY] of Uyghur women and children who sleep outdoors during hot summer months in the prefecture of Turpan. The Uyghurs are a Turkic Muslim ethnic group who are seen as a threat to the future of the Chinese nation.
Proceeds donated to The Uyghur Human Rights Project. It's mission is to promote human rights and democracy for the Uyghur people, and to raise awareness of human rights abuses that occur in East Turkestan, referred to by the Chinese authorities since 1955 as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region [XUAR].