Jo Farrell is an award-winning black and white photographer and cultural anthropologist. Born in London, England she has been based in Hong Kong for the past 12 years. Her photography work focuses on traditions and cultures that are dying out, including the project “Living History: Bound Feet Women of China.” Jo uses black and white film and shoots on Hassleblad. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work on bound feet including a Jacob Riis Award, Black & White Spider Award, Center for Fine Art Photography and Women In Photography International winner juried by Mary Ellen Mark. She has had solo exhibitions in London, San Francisco and Hong Kong and has been included in group shows in New York, LA and Denver, Colorado. Her project has received critical acclaim and has been published internationally including The Smithsonian magazine, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN, Stern magazine, Time Out, Fast Co., International Business Times and the Sydney Morning Herald. She has spoken at TEDxWanchai and TEDxWarwick and an “in- conversation” events hosted by The Women’s Foundation HK (May 2015) and at Asia House in London (15 June 2015). Jo has done live television interviews on RTHK ((The Works), CNN and the BBC News (Insight) and has been a guest speaker on Monocole radio and RTHK3. In 2017 she held two lectures at Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford (UK) and Barts Pathology Museum, London (UK).
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