The Bears (Book)

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"The Bears" is a photography book that challenges issues of gender perception through the representation of a group of women who were part of the Brown University rugby team between 2013 and 2015.

These women have decided to join a sport that, in addition to challenging them to overcome their physical and mental limits, introduces them to a new community. A community with a strong identity that allows them to explore their own identity free of prejudice. The intention of this work lies in giving greater visibility to these women who, with their presence in a field mostly dominated by men, call into question how we define what is masculine and feminine. Women who practice this sport are often associated with a male stereotype and prejudices about their sexuality and identity. These photographs invite us to question what it means to be a woman who plays rugby and what determines whether a sport is seen under the magnifying glass of a specific gender perception.

The work will be on display in a solo exhibition at the Sala Kursala in the University of Cadiz in Spain from June to September 2024. Curated by Jesús Micó.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSpain
PublisherUniversidad de Cadiz
Commissioning bodyUniversidad de Cadiz
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2024


  • identity
  • rugby
  • women
  • sports
  • photobook
  • photography

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