Performance enhancing gender

Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Daniel Tierney

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Supported by the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK, the Journal of International Photography is a practice-based periodical with an international focus.

In conversation with Carles-Tolra’s images, this essay explores the terrain of delineated social practices, the role of the gendered body as it navigates this space, and how their corollary reflect upon everyday practices, both on and off the field. The demarcations of these spaces – physical, social, psychological – serve as exemplars for the performative nature of the gendered body and reveal how adherence to visual regimes delimit through repetitive behavioural practices.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationJournal of International Photography
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020


  • review
  • contemporary photography
  • performance
  • identity
  • gender
  • sports
  • portraiture

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