Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona living in the US East Coast. 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 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 published and exhibited internationally, most recently at CNN, Photo Center in Seattle, Valid Foto Gallery in Barcelona, The New York Photo Festival and the Flash Forward Festival in Boston. 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 Biennial for Young Artists at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona. She has taught photography at The University of New Hampshire, Bryant University, and Massachusetts college of Art and Design, among other institutions.