Karolin Klüppel

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Steam
2014
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 3/10, $1,400

Grace with Scary Eyes
2015
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

The Necklace
2014
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

Sima, After Taking a Bath in Her House
2014
pigment print
13.5" x 13.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/15, $760

Ibapyntngen Playing with Mosquito Net
2013
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

Yasmin Holding a Rooster
2015
pigment print
13.5" x 13.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/15, $760

Mebadas' Food Cupboard
2014
pigment print
13.5" x 13.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 2/15, $760

Anisha with Kwai
2013
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

Theodora in Her Sunday Dress
2014
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

Wanda on the Stairs to the Treehouse
2013
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

Prosperity's Dream
2013
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

The Summer Bath
2013
pigment print
13.5" x 13.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/15, $760

Yasmin Balancing a Water Pot
2014
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 3/10, $1,400

Ibapyntngen in the Cottage
2013
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

Grace in Long Dress
2014
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

Lakhamti Diving
2014
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

Deng in Her Kitchen
2014
pigment print
13.5" x 13.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/15, $760

Yasmin Combing Her Hair
2014
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

Ibapyntngen Wearing Lipstick
2014
pigment print
13.5" x 13.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/15, $760

Ibapyntngen with Beetles
2014
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 6/10, $1,650

Phida with Balloon
2013
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

Beslinda with Hoofs
2014
pigment print
23.5" x 23.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/10, $1,050

Mary's Blankets
2013
pigment print
13.5" x 13.5"

image © Karolin Klüppel
edition 1/15, $760

Karolin Klüppel

Kingdom of Girls

From 2013-2015 Karolin Klüppel made extended visits to the Indian village of Mawlynnong to live alongside the indigenous Khasi people. Klüppel was especially intrigued to their matrilineal traditions, which include the passing down of land to the youngest daughters in each family and children taking on their mothers’ last names. Because of the reverence for women in this society, she began working with the young girls in the village to create photographs of them at play. In many cases, Klüppel incorporated her subjects’ ideas for settings and poses into her rich color portraits, providing viewers with a glimpse into the daily lives and imaginations of the young girls growing up in this unique and supportive environment.

Karolin Klüppel (b. 1985) studied at the School of Art and Design in Kassel and at the Faculdade de Belas Artes in Lisbon and holds an MFA in photography. Since 2012 she has concentrated on personal projects and often spends months abroad. Her work is primarily focused on gender relations and matrilineal or matriarchal societies. She regularly exhibits in galleries, museums, and festivals, including the “Voies Off” festival in Arles in 2012 and “Festival Circulation(s)“ in Paris in 2015. Kingdom of Girls has won several awards, including the Canon Profifoto Award 2014 and the Bourse du Talent #62 Portrait Award and has been published in international magazines such as The New York Times, The Independent, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post. A monograph of the series was also recently published by Hatje Cantz in 2016.