Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer and teacher from Barcelona, Spain, currently living in Providence. During her lecture she will talk about how her background in theatre and sociology helped define her work as a visual artist, her influences and how she uses photography to explore the relationships between individual and group identity.
Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona, Spain, whose work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. She received a BA in Sociology from the University of Barcelona and an MFA in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at the Photographic Center NW in Seattle, the Griffin Museum of Photography, TEDx Somerville and Valid Foto BCN Gallery in Barcelona. She has received several awards and mentions such as 21 New & Emerging Photographers by Lens Culture, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2013 and was a winner of the Biennal D’Art Jove at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona. She has taught photography at MassArt, The University of New Hampshire, and Camera Eye Workshops.