Alejandra Carles-Tolra decided to photograph Brown University's women's rugby team in celebration of what remarkable athletes they are.
"Through my portraits, I aim to bring a broader understanding of their group identity. Women who join the sport are commonly pictured to fit a masculine stereotype. But what does it mean to be a rugby girl?" she asks on her website. "I'm interested in embracing the dualities that define the spot and the athletes: violence and grace, weakness and strength, masculine and feminine."
The photos are chillingly awesome.