based in London, UK
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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...
Roughly 40 years ago, the U.S. education system took a major step towards equality: We're talkingTitle IX, the amendment specifying that any educational program receiving funds from the federal government cannotdiscriminateagainst, deny, or judge a U.S. citizen on the basis of their sex. Because of this, women have been allowed more representation in sports, the sciences, and technical schools. However, gender barriers still exist today and so does the association between testosterone and contact sports—but we didn’t need to tellyouthat.
What's interesting is how photographerAlejandra Carles‑Tolra's images of stereotype-busting female athletes from Ivy League teams are helping to changethings. Her most recent subject? Brown University’s women’s rugby team. Inspired by the strong women, Carles-Tolra found out about their team while it was still only a club and not yet a varsity sport. Herphotographs capture the ridiculous amount of resilience, fitness, and toughness rugby requires while also depicting the femininity of the players. The sweaty injuries and intense stares are a huge component of these p extreme beauty of these players, who are determined to re-write what it means to be a woman.