Alejandre Chaskielberg: Nocturama
The images from Nocturama have been done during different travels; the actors are friends or people I met randomly or even there is a self-portrait. Nocturama is my first experimentation doing photography in the night; somehow it is the sketchbook of my following night-projects. Here the images were not planned and emerged suddenly, while travelling around the coast of the Rio de la Plata river. I used a small digital camera and several flashlights that I always have with me since I'm a fan of lights.
Alejandro Chaskielberg (b. 1977) is Director of Photography from the Argentina's National Film and Audiovisual Art Institute. He began his career as a photojournalist, working in local newspapers and magazines but soon realized he wanted to showcase images not possible within the media. After stint as musician, he started doing documentaries for television. Since 2006 Alejandro devotes his time to his personal projects.
His work has been exhibited at the New York Photo Festival and the Brighton Biennial. He also exhibited at the photo festivals Paraty en Foco (Brazil) and El Ojo Salvaje (Paraguay). His latest exhibition in 2012 was hold at the Ring Cube Gallery in Tokyo
Alejandro is the winner of the 2011 L'Iris d'Or at the Sony World Photo Awards. Also in 2011 he received the POYI - Latin America Pictures of the Year as the best Latin American Portrait. In 2009 he was the recipient of the BURN online magazine Emerging Photographer Grant. He also won the Talent Latent Award as part of Spain's SCAN'09 Festival, as well as the Leopold Godowsky Jr. Award from the Boston University. He was named as one of PDN magazine’s 30 New and emerging photographers to watch. In 2008 he was invited to participate in the National Geographic All Roads Photography Program.