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HKFP Lens: Bound – Jo Farrell’s humanising photos of China’s last women with bound feet

The Chinese practice of foot-binding – contorting the feet of young girls to retain their petiteness – died out in the 20th century. A few elderly women in rural villages who underwent the painful custom survive today. In the mid-2000s, photographer Jo Farrell travelled across China – mostly rural Yunnan and Shandong – finding dozens […]