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Portraits of Albanian Women Who Have Lived Their Lives As Men

Portraits of Albanian Women Who Have Lived Their Lives As Men

http://petapixel.com/2012/12/26/portraits-of-albanian-women-who-have-lived-their-lives-as-men

or her project Sworn Virgins of Albania, photographer Jill Peters visited to the mountain villages of northern Albania to capture portraits of “burneshas,” or females who have lived their lives as men for reasons related to their culture and society.

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Many of the women assumed their male identities from an early age as a way to avoid the old codes that governed the tribal clans, which stated that women were the property of their husbands. Peters explains,

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