Alejandra Rajal

Documentary Photographer
     
Location: Mexico
Nationality: Mexican
Biography: Alejandra Rajal is a documentary photographer born and based in Mexico. Her vision focuses mainly on creating awareness of different realities through photographs, aiming to social conscience, empathy and sensibility to others. Currently, she... read on
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The Brotherhood of Nazarenes featured in NatGeo
alejandra rajal
Apr 19, 2019
Location: Puebla, Mexico
Very excited to share a part of my long-term project with National Geographic. I started to work with the brotherhood/confraternity a year ago as part of a personal project "Cultus" that seeks to understand the spectrum of beliefs within the same faith.

A quote from Alice Driver, who wrote a magnificent text regarding the procession and the brotherhood:

"Founded in 1545, the Brotherhood’s primary purpose was to spread and strengthen Catholicism, which was brought to Mexico by Spanish conquistadors. During the 1861 Reform Laws, which separated church and state, the government disbanded the Brotherhood in a move to limit the power of the Church. The ban lasted more than a century, until 1993, when Hugo Teyssier and Dr. Arturo Sánchez Barragán began to reassemble the organization. "



Behind one of the largest Holy Week processions in Latin America
After a 132-year ban, the Brotherhood of Nazarenes is reviving their traditions.

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"How to lead" for The Financial Times

By Alejandra Rajal — Subscribe to read | Financial Times Last month writer Jude Webber and I, went to the headquarters of Orbia one of the biggest producers of..
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NPR: Violence in Mexico

By Alejandra Rajal — I would like to share, the visual work I did for NPR which was published today. I went to Tepoztlán, Morelos in Mexico to document the story..
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By Ale Rajal — Last weekend Mexico City had its first OPEN HOUSE, a worldwide event that started in London in 1992 with a two-day weekend event where people get..
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IWMF Instagram takeover on Every Day Latin America / March

By Ale Rajal — The IWMF has been doing a takeover on the account of Everyday Latin America on March to show the work from its members and fellows, I shared a photo..
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The independent rise

By Ale Rajal — Jan 18, 2018. Each time more and more independent candidates are emerging within the Mexican political environment as a response of decades of..
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Summer highlights

By Ale Rajal — Last month I had the opportunity of being a student at the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Mexico City. I wanted to share a little bit of my..
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Instagram feature with Native Agency

By Ale Rajal — Native Agency is featuring on Instagram my on-going project on religion called: "Cultus". This is a series I took last year while travelling with..
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2017 Holy Week / México

By Ale Rajal — Is that time of the year, tomorrow I'll be here again as part of my long-term project on faith and religion, photographing the Good Friday..
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Participant for the NATIVE AGENCY & IWMF Documentary Festival

By Ale Rajal — Happy to announce I have been selected to attend the first Documentary Festival in Ecuador, Quito by Native Agency and IWMF along with other 22..
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Women´s March / Mexico City

By Ale Rajal — Some of the photos I took for the  #womensmarch  in Mexico City. Hundreds of people gathered outside the US embassy to take part in the..
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La Guadalupana

By Ale Rajal — 12th of December is coming, and in Mexico it means: "Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe" also known as "The Mexican Virgin" . She is one of the most..
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