Neighbouring China is the topic of my current research. I am concerned with the question what China’s rise means for its immediate neighbours – the dozens of minorities living directly along its borders (read more about it here). Currently, my focus lies on the high Himalayan valleys and passes of northern Nepal. In the future, I plan to include Siberia and Central Asia. The larger plan is to work towards a visual ethnography of “neighbouring” China.
25 January 2018
Highland Flotsam in the Eastern Pamirs
12 January 2018
Back in the silver mines of Bazar Dara
25 September 2017
A glimpse of Afghan road construction.
13 September 2016
The fate of two stranded shipping containers
09 May 2016
Casino staff in Mong La, Special Region 4, Myanmar
03 January 2016
In the footsteps of Bollywood to Pangong Tso, Ladakh
29 October 2015
Tinned fish and fermented soy bean in the silver mines of Bazar Dara, Tajikistan
19 March 2015
Container architecture in Central Asia.
11 February 2015
Spare parts for the future.
09 May 2014
Yurts at Lake Karakol, China.
22 April 2014
A little black box and a zone in between.
09 April 2014
Wayfaring between Murghab and Osh
15 February 2014
Stuck in the river on the way back from Tsang
25 January 2014
Voice-over and a phone call in Tugling, Limi
28 December 2013
A Chinese truck arrives in a Himalayan village.
07 December 2013
The Ishkoshim Free Economic Zone at the Tajik-Afghan border.
14 October 2013
On an island between Afghanistan and Tajikistan
25 September 2013
A glimpse of noise on the nightly Karakorum Highway.
05 September 2013
Village construction and a red carpet in Xinjiang, China.
21 August 2013
Roadside anthropology in Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan.
02 August 2013
A labyrinth of shipping containers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
01 June 2013
The Tibetan border at Hilsa, a Chinese wallpaper, and my state of mind.
25 April 2013
Mustang’s nocturnal beauty and a familiar experience.
09 April 2013
Cardamom, bees, and an invitation to stay.
29 March 2013
Seventeen families on a mountain ridge in northern Laos.
20 March 2013
Eerie ruins of foul investment, but not a busted dream.
17 January 2013
Little things found in every house in the village of Walung.
16 December 2012
Haimendorf’s 1957 images of Walung and the absence of visible change.
09 December 2012
A Himalayan village that continues to create wealth.
01 December 2012
Clamorous signals in the ether.
14 November 2012
Government rice and caravans that prefer travelling at night.
13 September 2012
A glimpse into the daily routines of a school hostel in Mustang, Nepal.
24 August 2012
A group of Chhetri merchants on their annual trip to Tibet.
27 July 2012
Nomad salt traders in Humla (Nepal) on their way back from the Tibetan border.
19 July 2012
Summer pastures near the Tibetan border and an unexpected free ride.
10 July 2012
When to harvest, what to do about the glacier lake flood, and how not to be rude to two Nepali NGO workers.
26 June 2012
“It is mind work, not physical work”, says the man who operates the excavator.
16 June 2012
Retrieving abandoned goods on a high Himalayan pass and a road back to tradition.
09 June 2012
A roadside camp in the high Himalayas that serves as international business hub.