Snapshots: Caravanserai by Tom Schutyser

Posted on July 2, 2009

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Keep an eye out for Tom Schutyser‘s Caravanserais photographs, recently exhibited in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture. Tom has travelled extensively through the Middle East and Asia and was drawn to document the caravanserais he encountered along the trail of the ancient Silk road from Iran to China.

Tom is now working on a book of his photography. Read more about the project and help kickstart it at Kickstarter.

Says Tom himself:

In early 2003 I traveled in a West-East direction along the Silk Road from Iran through Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan) to China. In Northern Iran these silent  solemn ruins of caravanserais languished in eerie, desolate, motionless desert winter landscapes. They are a reminder of the prosperous eras of the Silk Road along which trade, inventions, diplomacy, religions and cultures were exchanged between China, the Western world, the Middle East and Central Asia.

For more information on Tom’s work and upcoming projects, visit his website.

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