Alejandra Rajal is a documentary photographer born and based in Mexico. Her vision focuses on creating awareness of different realities, aiming to social conscience, empathy and sensibility to others. 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, The Guardian among others. She is HEFAT certified.

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

Acknowledgments
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 - Alexia Foundation and EAW portfolio reviews. Photoville-Photowings. / NYC, USA 
2017 - IWMF scholarship for Native Agency’s Festival / Quito, Ecuador.

Education
2020 - Missouri Photo Workshop 72nd. / Home Edition 
2020 - Seminar: Research and new narratives on drug policy. Fundación Gabo and OSF. / Colombia.
2020 - Workshop: Drug policy and therapeutic justice. Social Science Research Council. / Mexico.
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" by IWMF and Knight Center. / Online.
2017 - Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. / CDMX, Mexico.
2016 - Boreal Bash IV by Boreal Collective and Blackbox. / Oaxaca, Mexico.
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 - Upcoming.
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.

Alejandra Rajal

Alejandra Rajal is a freelance documentary photographer based in Mexico.
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