Alejandro Chaskielberg

    Attributes

    • Male

    About the artist

    Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1977: Was born in Argentina

    Alejandro Chaskielberg is a 36 year old Director of Photography from the Argentina’s National Film and Audiovisual Art Institute. He started his career as a photojournalist, working in local newspapers and magazines and later doing documentaries for television. He also dedicated many years to another passion: violin, but he returned to photography a few years later. Documentaries allowed him to develop his personal aesthetic and also encouraged him to participate in different contests; the first one he won was “Curriculum Cero” in a prestigious gallery in Argentina, Ruth Benzacar. 

    Alejandro has shown his pictures since 2006 when he won the prize Curriculum Cero -Ruth Benzacar Gallery, one of the most prestigious prizes for young artists in Argentina. In 2008 he won the National Geographic All Roads Photography Program and has shown in Los Angeles, Washington, New York and San Francisco. In 2009 he was selected as a PDN?s 30 between the 30 most influent emerging photographers of the year. He also won the prize Scan 09 Latent Talent and has shown in Spain. In 2009 he also won the Leopold Godowsky Jr. color photography award in the Photo Resource Center of the University of Boston. Recently he won the Emerging Photographer Grant – BURN supported by the Magnum Foundation to finish an ongoing project.