Alejandra Rajal

The independent rise
Location: Mexico City, 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, aiming to social conscience. Currently, she works as a freelance photographer dividing her time between... read on
The independent rise
ale rajal
Jan 23, 2018
Jan 18, 2018. Each time more and more independent candidates are emerging within the Mexican political environment as a response of decades of perpetuated corruption, violence and classism. Puebla known for being a conservative and quiet state is starting to create a strong and united front to run for the government, the capital´s municipality and several congressional districts. This new situation only shows how the negative impact of the current government has touched every corner of the country.

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A man looks for the path of the cannabis business in Mexico

By Alejandra Rajal — Between 2020 and 2021, we traveled to the north of Mexico to meet Benito Contreras, an entrepreneur looking..
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EL PAIS: Harvest of flowers for Day of the Death

By Alejandra Rajal / San Felix Hidalgo, Puebla — I went to San Félix Hidalgo a small town in Atlixco to visit the families before and during the..
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for El Pais: Jovita´s fight: Trying to release her son from prison...

By Alejandra Rajal / Atenco, Estado de México — Uriel, Jovita´s son, was imprisoned for 9 months during the pandemic after being charged with..
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ASSIGNMENT for El Pais: A female Doctor died after two hours with the police.

By Alejandra Rajal / Progreso de Obregón, Hidalgo — Last week I worked on an extremely sad story about a female doctor who was detained by the police in..
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EXHIBIT / Mexico City / D-P-V: The failed war.

By Alejandra Rajal / mexico city — With the support of Vist Projects and Fundación Gabo. My work along with 15 photographers is being..
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What working from home looks like around the world

By Alejandra Rajal / Ecatepec, Mexico — Rest of World published a collaborative project with 8 photographers around the world to tell the stories of..

Mexico Could Soon Become the Largest Legal Marijuana Market in the World

By Alejandra Rajal / Mexico — My latest publication for The Nation. I´ve been working on this story for a year with writer Maya..

Open Gallery: Migration in Mexico

By Alejandra Rajal / Monterrey, Mexico — Thankful for the invite from Fundación Femsa and Districto Tec to take part in the exhibition about..

Women Photograph: 2020 Year in Pictures

By Alejandra Rajal — Oriana Koren , photo-ethnographer, writer, and curator of the 2020 Year in Pictures writes: The one hundred..

VICE: People talk about Cannabis Legalization in Mexico

By Alejandra Rajal / Mexico — "On November 19, the Senate of Mexico took a historic step by approving a ruling that would legalize..


By Alejandra Rajal / Puebla, Mexico — I was invited by FOTODEMIC to write about the fight of women in my hometown for the right to choose. This is..
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The Connected World - LACP Exhibit

By Alejandra Rajal / Los Angeles — I´m happy to take part in this exhibit by the Los Angeles Center of Photography along with fellow..

Mirar Distinto Talk

By Alejandra Rajal — I´ll be talking today at "Mirar Distinto" Festival 7pm Central Time about "Documenting..
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Participating in my first podcast

By Alejandra Rajal — Cesar Rodriguez has started a new project called "Los Libros de los fotógrafos" (The books..
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Mexican families mourn workers claimed by Covid in the US

By Alejandra Rajal / Puebla — In the last weeks, I´ve been working on a story in my hometown about the impact Covid-19 has had in..

The Changing Environment Exhibition

By Alejandra Rajal / Berlin — A collective digital exhibit of Native Agency photographers from Latinoamerica about projects that talk..
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The psychiatrist at the centre of the opioid crisis

By Alejandra Rajal / Mexico City — My latest work for Nature photographing the brilliant Nora Volkow in her childhood home (now a museum) in..
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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..

The Brotherhood of Nazarenes featured in NatGeo

By Alejandra Rajal / Puebla, Mexico — Very excited to share a part of my long-term project with National Geographic. I started to work with the..

Flash Sale: Support ONG´s helping families on the border

By Ale Rajal — Colectivo Liminal is doing a flash sale to support the work Alerta Migratoria and Al otro lado are doing to..

NPR: Violence in Mexico

By Alejandra Rajal / tepoztlan — I would like to share, the visual work I did for NPR which was published today. I went to Tepoztlán,..
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Open House Mexico City (OHCDMX)

By Ale Rajal — Last weekend Mexico City had its first OPEN HOUSE, a worldwide event that started in London in 1992 with a..

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..
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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...
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