Banned Beauty

Heba Khamis

Nearly a quarter of Cameroonian women have endured some form of breast ironing. The practices take different forms from village to village, but the goal is the same: family matriarchs hope that flattening the girls’ breasts will delay or hide their maturity, so that these young girls will appear less attractive to men.

The project shares a fundamental contradiction between the physical pain caused by the practice of breast ironing and the love which motivates mothers and grandmothers to continue the practice. 

A visual representation of love, caring and pain. 

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Centre Cívic Pati Llimona

Carrer del Regomir, 3, 08002 Barcelona
Tel: 932 566 100

How to get there:
L3 (Liceu) and L4 (Jaume I)

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri, 9 to 21:30h.
Saturdays, 10 to 14h and 16 to 20h.
Sundays closed.


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