Intriguing Portraits of Tajiks, the Isolated People of Taskurgan | Photographer: XinZhao Li | PHOTOGRAPHERS |

"What do we lose when we see an ancient culture disappear and centuries of tradition being abandoned and forgotten? My creative urge was to capture the untainted simplicity of the tribe’s life and culture. Their culture along with the eco-environment are now endangered, being constantly eroded by the majority ethnicity. Unfortunately, there are times that we have to lose things before we can truly appreciate their existence."—Li Xinzhao