Portrait by Mariceu Erthal
Alejandra Rajal is a freelance photographer, consultant and educator from Mexico. Her work focuses on trying to understand how humans connect with the world we live in and the complexities surrounding belief systems in stories of climate change, drugs, gender, religion and violence. Her work has been featured in El País, ESPN, FAZ, Gatopardo, Grow by Ginko, NPR, National Geographic, Nature, Pie de Página, SZ, The Guardian, VICE, among others.
Member of Women Photograph, Diversify Photo and Frontline Freelance Mexico.
Vital Impacts Mentorship Program. Recipient - 2023
XX Bienal de Fotografía del Centro de la Imagen. Selected - 2023
American Photography 39. Chosen Winner - 2023
Eddie Adams Workshop. Awardee - 2022
GFX Challenge. Regional Grantee - 2022
Women Photograph: 2020 Year in Pictures - 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, 2020
Eddie Adams Workshop XXXV - USA, 2022
Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Seminar. VII Academy. - 2021/2022
Missouri Photo Workshop 72nd - 2020
Research and new narratives on drug policy. Fundación Gabo and OSF - Colombia, 2020
Drug policy and therapeutic justice. Social Science Research Council - Mexico, 2020
HEFAT training RPS Partnership - Mexico, 2020
Women Photograph Workshop - Ecuador, 2019
HEFAT training RPS Partnership - Mexico, 2019
HEFAT training GJS - Miami, USA, 2019
"Risk and security in Latin America´s journalism". IWMF and Knight Center - 2018
Foundry Photojournalism Workshop - Mexico, 2017
XX Bienal de Fotografía Centro de la Imagen - Mexico, 2023.
Mirar Distinto Festival - Mexico, 2023.
Fujifilm Square - Japan, 2022
Drogas-Políticas-Violencias Centro de la Imagen - Mexico, 2021
Distrito Tec and FEMSA Foundation - Mexico, 2021
Fotografia de Paranapiacaba with The Journal - Brasil, 2020
Grun Berlin GmbH with Native Agency - Germany, 2020
Lumix Festival with Native Agency - Germany, 2018