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
, 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
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.