Alejandra Rajal

Documentary Photographer @ Freelance based in Mexico City, Mexico

Alejandra Rajal is a documentary photographer born and based in Mexico. Her vision focuses mainly on creating awareness of different realities, aiming to social conscience. Currently, she works as a freelance photographer dividing her... read on
   
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Primary clients: NPR, National Geographic, The Guardian, The Financial Times and Nature.
Coverage Regions: Latin America USA & Canada
Years of experience: 3 to 5
HEFAT certification? yes
Alejandra Rajal is a documentary photographer born and based in Mexico. Her vision focuses mainly on creating awareness of different realities, aiming to social conscience. Currently, she works as a freelance photographer dividing her time between assignments and her personal projects. She holds a B.A. in Advertising and Design and her work has been featured in NPR, National Geographic, Nature, The Financial Times and The Guardian. She is HEFAT certified.

Member of Women Photograph, Native Agency, Frontline Freelance Mexico and The Journal (North America representative)

Acknowledgments
2020 - Women Photograph: 2020 Year in Pictures. Selected
2020 - National Geographic Society COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists Grantee.
2020 - Fundación Gabo and Open Society Foundations Grantee.
2020 - IWMF Adelante Fellow. / El Salvador
2019 - Scholarship Steven Sotfloff 2Lives Foundation and ACOS. / Miami, USA. 
2019 - PDN´s 30 / Nominee
2018 - Selected for Mirar Distinto Festival portfolio reviews. / Veracruz, Mexico
2018 - Selected for Alexia and EAW portfolio reviews during Photoville with Photowings. / NYC, USA 
2017 - IWMF scholarship for Native Agency’s inaugural Festival of Documentary Photography. / Quito, Ecuador.

Education
2020 - Missouri Photo Workshop 72nd. / Home Edition 
2020 - Seminar: Research and new narratives on drug policy. Fundación Gabo and OSF. / Bogotá, Colombia.
2020 - HEFAT training RPS Partnership. / CDMX, Mexico.
2019 - Women Photograph Workshop. / Quito, Ecuador.
2019 - HEFAT training RPS Partnership. / CDMX, Mexico.
2019 - HEFAT training GJS. / Miami, USA.
2018 - Boreal Bash V by Boreal Collective. / San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
2018 - "Environmental portraits" Strudel Media with Anja Hitzenberger. / Online.
2018 - "Risk and security in Latin America´s journalism: Practical steps for self-protection" by IWMF and Knight Center. / Online.
2017 - "Herramientas para el desarrollo de historias fotoperiodísticas" with Alejandro Cegarra and TrazLuz Photo. / Veracruz, Mexico.
2017 - Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. / CDMX, Mexico.
2016 - Boreal Bash IV by Boreal Collective and Blackbox. / Oaxaca, Mexico.
2015 - "Dynamic Compositions: Photographing People" International Center of Photography with Anja Hitzenberger. / Online.
2013 - B.A. Advertising and Design, UPAEP. / Mexico.
2012 - B.A. Advertising, University of Chester. / UK.

Exhibitions
2020 - Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP). Los Angeles, CA.
2020 - Fotografia de Paranapiacaba with The Journal. São Paulo, Brasil.
2020 - International Youth Photo Festival - Grun Berlin GmbH with Native Agency. Berlin, Germany. 
2019 - Grun Berlin GmbH with Native Agency. Berlin, Germany. 
2018 - Lumix Festival with Native Agency. Hannover, Germany.
2018 - Everyday Latin America Instagram IWMF takeover. Online.
2017 - Native Agency Instagram takeover. Online.