Shortlist, The Night Is Thick by Patrick Wack
In 2019, Amnesty International estimates that up to 1 million Uyghurs and Chinese citizens belonging to other Muslim minorities are held in vocational
education and training centres for the purposes of Sinicization. The Night Is Thick project - for which I travelled twice to the region in 2019 - is an
attempt at representing the twofold reality that exists in Xinjiang.