April 2nd, 2014
Young lying dead, 2013.
©Alejandra Carles-Tolra

Young lying dead, 2013.

©Alejandra Carles-Tolra

March 29th, 2014

TEDx Somerville

TEDx is coming to Somerville, MA. this upcoming Sunday, March 30th! Don’t miss the opportunity to hear inspiring talks, meet interesting people, and enjoy some art! 

I am excited to announce that my series Trapped has been selected to be exhibited during the event. 

Trapped is a series of photographs of motorbike riders that aims to capture the pauses that occur throughout a day of commonplace tasks. These portraits were candidly shot, with no awareness of the photographer on the part of the subject. Shooting with a 50mm lens forced me to closely approach my subjects, allowing me to project my own perceptions as a rider upon them. Sharing the commonality of the road, they are stopped at a traffic light: trapped in time and amidst their own thoughts. These moments shared with other riders, paradoxically, render them isolated from one another, as they wander momentarily into the solitude of their own meditations. These fleeting moments remain with us but only a few seconds before being lost. A meaningful pause in time which remains eternal upon being captured by the camera.

WHAT

TEDxSomerville is a day-long event celebrating the exciting ideas, art, initiatives, inventions, community, and other Movements that relate to and spring from Somerville. This year, the theme is “Movement.” Speakers, artists and musicians from around the community will share their passions, talents and ideas with a diverse group of attendees.

WHERE

TEDxSomerville is taking place at Brooklyn Boulders at 12A Tyler Street, in Somerville (of course).

WHY

Somerville prides itself on being one of the most creative places on the planet. New York City is the only US city that can boast more artists per capita than Somerville. Our group of attendees and speakers will represent some of the brightest minds from the Somerville community.

WHEN

The date is March 30, 2014. Check-in begins at noon, and the real fun begins at 1pm. We’ll wrap up just before 6pm and invite you to join us for a stellar after party next door at  Aeronaut Brewing from 6-10pm.

© Alejandra Carles-Tolra

To learn more about the event and the other artists that have been selected to show work, please visit http://tedxsomerville.org/2014/

February 26th, 2014

Upcoming Solo Show - Fall In

 

 

It is my pleasure to announce the opening of my first solo show. The exhibition will be held at the Academy of Fine Arts of Sabadell (Barcelona) in Spain, from March 11 until April 06, 2014.



If you happen to be traveling to Spain sometime soon, I would love to see you at theopening on March 11 at 7pm! 

For those of you who won’t be able to visit the exhibition, I invite you to visit my new work on Lens Culture, where it was recently featured as an Editor’s Pick
https://www.lensculture.com/alejandracarlestolra.



All my best, 

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

February 19th, 2014

LENS CULTURE: Alejandra Carles-Tolra

Thrilled to have been invited to show my work at Lens Culture!

My photographs portray a group of college students seeking to explore and define their emerging identities. These young people have chosen an unusual path: they are all enrolled in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). When joining, they are taught a set of values and expectations that adhere to a group philosophy. As they struggle to define their own identities, they are also presented with a well-established role to play. Like actors who perform according to a script and can transform their personalities on stage, these cadets are learning a military script that will not only teach them how to perform in the field but require them to adopt a new persona as their own.

I began to photograph cadets of different ages, from a range of universities in Boston, during their physical and mental training to become leaders in the U.S. Army. I am most drawn to depicting how individual identity and military persona coexist. Resonating within these images is this confluence of agendas, at times subtle and at other times quite apparent. In my work, I explore the cadets’ success in adopting their roles, and look at the differences between freshman and seniors, men and women, and those who plan to become active and reserve officers.

I draw inspiration from the rich, dramatic lighting of the baroque paintings of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Velazquez. In my photographs, I explore the nebulous threshold between the individual personality and identity within the group.

https://www.lensculture.com/alejandracarlestolra

February 15th, 2014
February 8th, 2014

ebogle:

la-beaute—de-pandore:

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

I need to dig deeper into this work, but at first look, it seems great.

Thank you Emily Bogle for the post!

(Source: alejandractr.com)

November 26th, 2013

onwardphoto:

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ONWARD: Why are you a photographer?

Alejandra: As a teenager, I studied theatre for many years. I wanted to become an actress to be able to play multiple roles and lives. Later in college, I majored in Sociology as an attempt to continue exploring these roles in a more theoretical way….

November 15th, 2013
aviarygallery:

Carousel IV, a digitally projected slideshow of photographic works, took place on July 18 and we are now excited to present a curated selection of those works in our November show, Selections from Carousel. Taking works from the screen and giving them a physical form offers the images the opportunity for a slower read and gives viewers a more physical experience. Please stop by Aviary and checkout these amazing pieces by 26 different and incredibly talent artists. The show is up until November 30th.

aviarygallery:

Carousel IV, a digitally projected slideshow of photographic works, took place on July 18 and we are now excited to present a curated selection of those works in our November show, Selections from Carousel. Taking works from the screen and giving them a physical form offers the images the opportunity for a slower read and gives viewers a more physical experience. Please stop by Aviary and checkout these amazing pieces by 26 different and incredibly talent artists. The show is up until November 30th.

(via jotoole)

October 18th, 2013

Closing! - Exposición “Realidad y Emoción” / Galería Valid Foto BCN

Mañana sábado es el último día de la Exposición “Realidad y Emoción” en la Galería Valid Foto BCN.

    

A las 11.30h los directores Fernando Peracho y Ángel Albarrán realizarán una visita guiada.

Si todavía no conoces el trabajo de Andrei Fârcâsanu, Berta Vicente, Inka Martí, Miho Kajioka y Alejandra Carles-Tolrá, no te pierdas esta oportunidad!

October 9th, 2013

Article about the “Snap Shot” Exhibition!

     

                    

©Alejandra Carles-Tolra

For more information please visit BYCF!!