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Biography

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

His audiovisual portfolio includes more than forty documentaries made for Ciudad Abierta, the public television on Buenos Aires City. He has also directed audiovisual pieces for the french coreographer Redha Benteifour and directed the photography of two movies: Presidentes by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat and Somewhere Beautiful, by Los Angeles director Albert Kadagolian. Alejandro has also directed the photography of the documentaries: Living Tonges by National Geographic TV in Paraguay and La ciudad que huye by Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel

Chaskielberg's work was presented at the Brighton Biennial curated by Martin Parr and the 1st Biennale Online curated by Jan Hoet. He has exhibited at the Daegu Photo Biennial in South Korea 2014 and the Ballarat International Photoography Biennial in Australia 2015. He also exhibited in many festivals including the New York Photo Festival, Paraty en Foco in Brazil, the Córdoba Photography Biennial in Argentina, El Ojo Salvaje in Paraguay, Nordic Light Festival in Norway, Noortherlicht Festival in Netherlands, SCAN in Spain, the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Germany, the Goa Photo Festival in India, Cortona on the Move in Italy, the Tokyo International Photography Festival, the Athens Photo Festival in Greece, the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, Photoville Festival in New York, Atlanta and Boston and the Sengyang Industry Photo Festival in China.

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