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. For her the necessity to connect with the people she photographs is essential and really devotes to the creative process of each project she works on, to understand the small details and importance of actions and thoughts behind each person. She holds a Bachelor degree in Advertising and Design and her work has been featured in NPR and National Geographic.

Member of Native Agency and Women Photograph.


Education
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 Traz Luz 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, Universidad Popular Autonóma del Estado de Puebla. Mexico.
2012 - B.A. Advertising, University of Chester. UK.

Exhibitions
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.

Acknowledgments

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.

Alejandra Rajal

Alejandra Rajal is a documentary photographer based in Mexico.
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