The Chinese Muslim culture of western China is fantastic.  The people and culture are really a unique junxtapostion of Chinese culture and bits of Middle Eastern Islamic culture.  I absolutely love photographing it – if not for the simple fact that very few people know this mix of cultures exists.  It’s vibrant and unique and worth experiencing.

This month is the Islamic Holy month of Ramadan.  Though I’m not a muslim I really enjoy experiencing Ramadan and how it manifests itself in such a unique place.  I’ve written quite a bit about Ramadan in the past and how to respect, enjoy, and understand that part of the culture (here, here).  There is very little that I can add via words.

I hope you enjoy these images and get just a small glimpse of this amazing culture.