Meet Zhong Ming and Yu

Meet Zhong Ming and Yu

Day: 243Distance covered: 28,859 km (17,932 miles)Subjects found: 68I found Zhong Ming at the town market, just where I’d found him four years earlier, and recognised him instantly. Zhong Ming, however, recognised neither himself or his grandson Yu in the...
Meet Bingkun

Meet Bingkun

Day: 242Distance covered: 28,857 km (17,931 miles)Subjects found: 66There is a beautiful little town in southern China whose Friday market draws people from many minority villages scattered across the surrounding valley and mountains. One Friday, four years ago, I...
Meet Yulu and Jiafa

Meet Yulu and Jiafa

Day: 241Distance covered: 28,856 km (17,930 miles)Subjects found: 65I would never have taken his portrait at all, but for his own insistence. Today I returned to find Yulu, and the elephant in the room. Yulu is 36 years old, the eldest of seven children. He was born...
Treading water

Treading water

Day: 239Distance covered: 28,733 km (17,854 miles)Subjects found: 63Our journey through China was scheduled to last six weeks, with two trafficked girls and 24 photographic subjects to locate, and over 8,000 kilometres to cover by bus and train. Our first two weeks...
Meet P

Meet P

Day: 231Distance covered: 26,877 km (16,701 miles)Subjects found: 63 P was never one of our 100 subjects. P is a friend of M and myself from Vietnam, a Hmong girl who was also trafficked as a child into China. Three years ago, P was taken across the border, held...

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