Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona who just moved from the US East Coast to London in September. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.
Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, most recently at CNN, The Huffington Post, Gup Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Flash Forward Festival, and Valid Foto BCN Gallery in Barcelona. She is a finalist for the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, and has received several awards and mentions such as 21 New & Emerging Photographers by Lens Culture, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2013, was a winner of the Biennial D'Art Jove at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona and was recently nominated for The New York Times Portfolio Review. She has taught photography at The University of New Hampshire, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Camera Eye Workshops, among other institutions.