Alejandro Chaskielberg (Buenos Aires, 1977) is an independent photographer, videographer and teacher, comissioned and exhibited globally. He has a multidisciplinary education, is graduated from the National Institute of Cinematography of Argentina as Director of Photography. He has a BA in Industrial Design and has performed advances studies in classical music at the Classical Conservartory of Music Manuel de Falla (violin) and graphic animation at the National Art Institute of Avellaneda
Alejandro has won numerous awards including the BURN Emerging Photographer Grant from the Magnum Foundation and the Leopold Godowsky Jr. Award from the Boston University, which recognizes excellence in the field of contemporary colour photography. In 2011 he was named Photographer of the Year at the Sony World Photography Awards, receiving the highest accolade, the coveted L'Iris D'Or [Golden Iris]. Alejandro also won the All Roads Awards from the National Geographic Society and the POYI - Pictures of the Year International Award for the Best Latin-American Portrait. He also received the SCAN - Talent Latent Award in Spain and in 2014 won the Fifth RM Iberoamerican Photobook Competition. In 2016 he was selected as Juror's Pick at the Magnum 70th Anniversary Awards, selected by Magnum Photos President, Martin Parr.
The New York-based magazine PDN [Photo District News] listed him in their 2009 Top Thirty Photographers Worldwide. In 2012 the Spanish magazine C-Photo named him as one of the New Latin American Look and in 2015 TIME magazine named him between the Nine Argentinian Photographers to Watch.
Based in Buenos Aires, his photographic projects have taken him out into the world from the Argentinian Patagonia, north to Suriname, ast to Kenya and on to Japan. Alejandro has lived for three years in the islands of the Parana River Delta to work on his first monograph La Creciente, which documents the life in the islands and has received eight international awards and was exhibited in the five contintents. His second monograph Otsuchi Future Memories, documents the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in a small fishing town in Northern Japan. It has an introductory text written by photographer Daido Moriyama and was published in National Geographic Magazine.
Alejandro is a visiting teacher at the Tokyo International Photography Institute. He has been one of the Masters of the First Latin American Masterclass organized by World Press Photo in Mexico. He is also Master at the ISSP - International Summer School of Photography in Latvia and also teaches at the Centro de Fotografia Documental in Barcelona, Spain.
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