IN DREAMS, WE ARE ALL FRIENDS:
The term "Silk Road" was first coined by German explorer Richthofen in his 1877 book China. Having deeply researched early works by western explorers on the Silk Road, Er has organized multiple exhibitions such featuring artefacts, literature and photographs collected by them.
"Through my photo project, I am constantly transcending time to be in dialogue with them. Sometimes I even dream about us together, and in it, we are all friends, kindred spirits," says the 57-year-old.