Alejandra Rajal

Documentary Photographer
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
VICE: People talk about Cannabis Legalization in Mexico
alejandra rajal
Dec 29, 2020
Location: Mexico
"On November 19, the Senate of Mexico took a historic step by approving a ruling that would legalize the adult use of cannabis in the country. The bill includes not only the ability to legally buy and consume marijuana but also to grow it at home, obtain licenses to grow it in the field, sell plant-based products, and conduct research. Now all eyes are on the Chamber of Deputies, which will still have to debate the opinion and make a decision. If approved, it will come to the hands of the President, who will determine if it finally becomes a law." - Maya Averbuch.

In the last year, I´ve been working with writer Maya Averbuch on a series of stories about Marijuana in Mexico with the support of Fundación Gabo (COL) and Open Society Foundations (USA).

5 personas hablan de la legalización de la marihuana en México
¿Qué tienen que decir los usuarios de cannabis sobre el dictamen que aprobó el Senado el pasado 19 de noviembre?

5 personas hablan de la legalización de la marihuana en México
¿Qué tienen que decir los usuarios de cannabis sobre el dictamen que aprobó el Senado el pasado 19 de noviembre?


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Open Gallery: Migration in Mexico

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Women Photograph: 2020 Year in Pictures

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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

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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..
Media News

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..
Media News

"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..

The independent rise

By Ale Rajal — Jan 18, 2018. Each time more and more independent candidates are emerging within the Mexican political..
Events Journals

Summer highlights

By Ale Rajal — Last month I had the opportunity of being a student at the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Mexico City...

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..

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..
Awards News

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..

Women´s March / Mexico City

By Ale Rajal — Some of the photos I took for the  #womensmarch  in Mexico City. Hundreds of people gathered..

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..
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