2015 - Hors les murs - Gares&Connexions
KAROLIN KLÜPPEL was born in 1985 in Germany. She studied Photography at the School of Art and Design in Kassel and at the Faculdade de Belas Artes in Lisbon. Since 2012, she regularly exhibits in galleries, museums and festivals, including the “Voies Off” festival in Arles in 2012 and “Les Boutographies” in Montpellier in 2013.
About the artist
In the state of Meghalaya in India, the indigenous people of the Khasi form the majority of the population. The Khasi are a matrilineal society. Here, traditionally it is girls who are of particularly importance and who play an exposed role in the family.
For “Mädchenland” Karolin Klüppel spent nine months in the village of Mawlynnong in north-east India. In this series the photographer concentrates on the girls themselves in contextualizing them in their everyday physical environment through a sensitive balance between documentation and composition.