Nadja Wohlleben

Independent Photojournalist, Documentary Photographer & Cultural Anthropologist
     
'A Sword & A Sari' featured on Vice
Location: Berlin, Germany
Nationality: German
Biography: I am an independent German photojournalist, documentary photographer and cultural anthropologist based in Berlin. A careful play of documentation and artistry, my work focuses on concepts of femininity, power and identity. I am specifically... read on
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'A Sword & A Sari' featured on Vice
nadja wohlleben
Jul 2, 2018

So thrilled to see my latest story ‘A Sword & A Sari’ about the fabulous Meenakshi Raghavan 'Gurukkhal', India’s female martial arts grand master, featured on @vice today. Check out the whole story on Vice. 

Thanks to @elizabethrenstrom for believing in my work. My heartfelt thanks especially go out to Meenakshi and her beautiful family for welcoming me with open arms and teaching me some badass fighting techniques. ⚔️🥋💪🏻

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The 76-Year-Old Guru Teaching Ancient Fighting Techniques to All Ages and Genders 
Photographer Nadja Wohlleben's new series 'A Sword & A Sari' explores self-defense and female empowerment in the Republic of India 

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