Hector Navejas is a Sacramento based photojournalist also working in commercial and fine art photography. He began his art studies in 1983 at Santa Ana College in southern California.
In 1986 he moved to Mexico City and studied Graphic Design at the National School of Visual Arts of the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM). Photography was part of the program and after various assignments he soon realized this was his real vocation to express his creativity.
He continued to advance his skills attending several advanced photography courses and workshops at the National Center for the Arts and at the Center for the Image in México City.
His experience in photography includes: Documentary, working in a national program highlighting the conditions of migrant seasonal farm workers in México, also capturing the life of the Mennonites in their communities in the State of Zacatecas, Mexico. In the commercial field, Hector has done special events, editorial and portraiture. In Travel photography he unfolds the historic richness of the places he shoots, and allows the viewer to discover their spectacular architecture, their people and traditions. Since 2006 to present, he has worked as a photojournalist with ‘Vida en el Valle’ newspaper, a bilingual publication of the McClatchy Company covering the California state capitol, sports, performing arts, and community events. He has also worked in different fine art projects.
In 1998 his photography earned a honorable mention in the ‘Third Biennal of Photojournalism’ in México. His images have been exhibited in different places in México and the United States and published in various magazines and newspapers such as Pointe, Latino Star, Vixta, Sacramento Bee, La Opinion, El Universal and Sacramento News and Reviews. He has received an honorable mention from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, a Silver and a Gold Award from the National Association of Hispanic Publications. A honorable mention from McClatchy Newspapers President Award.