For Alejandro Saldívar, Mexico City based photographer, reality is a novel presented before him, raw and beautiful material he feels the need to re write with the help of his lens. In his own words he is “trying to invent a map”, still moments that together conform an honest insight of the world he sees. He is an active photojournalist and web co-editor of Proceso Magazine, one of the most outspoken print media in the country, focused on unveiling the country’s most serious and important news, explicitly. In both his personal and journalist admits his work carries a lot of himself in it; his photographs are a glimpse of what pulls his attention, a bat lash of what he saw from the corner of his eye, the moment he could help but stare at for a little too long, almost morbidly but always with a heavy sentimental gaze.
Driven by his subjectivity and his career, Saldívar has traveled around his country and around the world documenting world affairs; his lens captures emotions rather than facts, all together showing to us the deepest side to subjects he chooses. He has framed scenarios from Mexico City, Colombia, Israel, Palestine and back to Mexican states like Tijuana and Michoacán, mainly and most actively from 2010 to 2014. His work has been exhibited in various photography exhibitions in his home country as well as Proceso Magazine and Al Jazeera among others.