Who run the world?

This article shows 20 images taken by a Berlin photographer of India’s ‘Kingdom of Girls’ – part of the Khasi culture of India’s Meghalaya state.

Families in Khasi culture are matrilineal: Children take their mother’s last name, the youngest daughter in the family gets the inheritance and men move into their mother-in-law’s home after marriage.

I decided to make a portrait series of the girls because I was so impressed by their self-assured appearance and thought that this must be how matriliny becomes visible. I also wanted to show the girls’ everyday physical environment — where they live, how they play.

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