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 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
and Frontline Freelance Mexico
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 due to Covid-19
2020 - Seminar on research and new narratives on drug policy with 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 - 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.