Congrats Alejandro Chaskielberg!

10 May

-The Hunter-

An Argentinian photographer who began his career on local papers last night picked up one of his art form’s leading awards for a portfolio of pictures he took while living with islanders in the Paraná river delta, Argentina.

Alejandro Chaskielberg’s dramatically luminous images of a community going about their daily lives won him photographer of the year – known as L’Iris D’Or – at the Sony World Photography Awards, presented last night at a gala ceremony at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.

Chaskielberg, 34, spent two years with the islanders, immersing himself in their daily lives and taking photographs of precisely staged scenes at night. The chairman of this year’s judges, critic Francis Hodgson, said of Chaskielberg’s High Tide series: “These carefully directed pictures tell solid truths – about toil and community and marginal survival – in a splendidly allusive way.”

Buenos Aires-born Chaskielberg, who took his first job on a local newspaper aged 18, said of the project: “Using photography, I have been able to present another version of the Paraná river delta and its community that has been photographically ignored throughout the years.” (…)

He beat considerable competition, with 105,000 images entered from 162 countries.


Auf Deutsch y en espanol.

The High Tide Portfolio

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If you find his work intersting then check the interview at the Brighton Photo Biennial (10.2010):

For those of you who speak spanish, here the complete “Documental mágico” (more than one hour!) by Marcelo Brodsky:

Here Chaskielberg’s Blog and Web.

All the Sony World Photography Awards 2011, winners and categories can be found here.


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