WOMEN

Powerful Photo Series Shows What It's Like To Be A Rugby Girl

03/16/2015 12:35 pm ET | Updated Mar 16, 2015

Spanish photographer Alejandra Carles-Tolra captures women in traditionally "masculine" arenas. She has previously photographed female ROTC cadets and motorcycle riders -- and then she heard about the Brown University Women's Rugby Club.

After introducing herself to the coach and meeting the team, Carles-Tolra attended weekly practices and photographed the players in action. The powerful results show the physical strength it requires to be a woman who plays rugby.

"Through my work, I aim to bring a broader understanding of female athletes' identities, and to what it means to be a woman who performs in a male-dominated field," Carles-Tolra told HuffPost. "I hope the players see my photographs as a celebration of their strength and identity, which I believe play an important role in challenging the meaning of masculine sports, and pushing the boundaries of female identity."

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