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 Bachelor degree in Advertising and Design and her work has been featured in NPR, National Geographic, Nature and The Financial Times. She is HEFAT certified.

Member of Native Agency and Women Photograph.

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.

2020 - Seminar on research and new narratives on drug policy with Fundación Gabo and Open Society Foundations. / 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.

2019 - Gruen Berlin Environmental Education Center 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.
2015 - Cuartoscuro "El tiempo" Virtual exhibition. CDMX, Mexico.

Alejandra Rajal

Alejandra Rajal is a freelance documentary photographer based in Mexico.
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