Another accomplished youngster. I'd seen one of Argentinian photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg
's images illustrating a fiction piece in the New Yorker earlier this year. More recently, when I saw he was part of the Brighton Photo Festival, I visited his website and was just as thrilled by his work as I was the first time I saw it. I am particularly drawn to this series, 'Borders'; as Alejandro puts it, he is working with photography "in the border of the reality. Creating fictional scenarios with real people and situations." Chaskielberg shot on 6x6 positive film with a Rolleiflex.
Other projects include a unique series on the Argentine financial crisis in 2001
, and more recently his ongoing project 'The High Tide: Native Islanders and the Community of the Paraná River Delta
' which documents the Guaraní culture, and for which he received the 2009 Burn Emerging Photographer Grant. Chaskielberg was included in PDN's 30, 2009, 'Our Choice of New and Emerging Photographers to Watch'. And speaking of watching, here's Chaskielberg being interviewed
in Brighton.View the full screen magazine photo feature
.© Alejandro Chaskielberg