Photographer of the Week #81: Alejandra Carles-Tolra

Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish artist who recently received an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. We’ve selected images from her series, The Bears, a profile of Brown University’s women’s rugby team. Despite being of staged moments, these photographs have a certain lively dynamism thanks to their sharp focus and concentrated lighting.

From Carles-Tolra’s website: “Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role the surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.”

She’s been featured in numerous publications and has received awards from Lens Culture and Descubrimientos PhotoEspana. For more from Carles-Tolra, please take a look at her website.