“Ayni” is a quechua word that means solidarity and mutual cooperation. It’s like saying: “I receive, I give”. Alejandra Rocabado presents her photographic project based on pictures taken in Barcelona between 2018 and 2019, addressing themes such as migration, identity and territory. It will be possible to see the project at CC Pati Llimona’ space in the Fair section of Art Photo Bcn.
Alejandra Rocabado is a Bolivian documentary photographer born in La Paz. She studied Art and Design at UMSA, Bolivia, and also has a Master’s Degree in Creation and Production at l’Espai d’art Photografic in Valencia and in Documentary Photography at El Observatorio in Barcelona.
She has been working as a photojournalist in Bolivia for written communication media such as La Prensa and La Razón. In 2015 and 2016 she was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass by the World Press Photo Foundation. In 2016 her project about Women victims of Dictatorships was published in the Cotidiano book next to the SINMOTIVO Collective. In 2017 she realized a project about sex workers, published in the La Paz 24 hours book. She also took part in Existimos, an exhibition next to the Warmi Photo collective in the Manzana Uno Bolívia gallery.
In 2019 the Centre Cívic Pati Llimona selected her project AYNI to become part of the center’s exhibition program. Alejandra is part of SINDIHOGAR (Trade union of female houseworkers).