Photographer Interviews

Picture Story: Karen Dias Explores Indian Schoolgirls’ Soccer Dreams

December 5, 2017

By David Walker

© Karen Dias

Karen Dias photographed a girls’ soccer program in Mangali, India, for the online magazine Roads & Kingdoms.

The enthusiasm of Indian-born girls for soccer has been known worldwide since Bend It like Beckham. But so have the social and financial obstacles that girls growing up in India must overcome to play. Though soccer programs for girls in the country have grown since the 2002 film, the barriers linger. Karen Dias, a Mumbai-based photographer, documented a school soccer...

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