Oasis Hotel documents the hitck-hike that photographer Nicolò Degiorgis took across China’s Cross-Desert Highway, a road built in the mid-1990s to facilitate the extraction of oil in one of the world’s most inhospitable deserts, the Taklamakan, and stretching along more than 500km from North to South.

The journey records the place and its people – truck drivers, cotton pickers, oil well workers and prostitutes, whose lives are enslaved by the unremittingly prosperous oil industry