Alejandro Chaskielberg is one of two Argentinian photographer Martin Parr selected for Brighton Photo Biennial. The photographer, born in 1977, began shooting for local newspapers when he turned 18, before moving to documentaries after receiving a degree from the National Film Institute in Argentina.
In Brighton, he shows The High Tide, which documents the people and communities that live and work around the Paraná River Delta near Buenos Aires. "Setting up his photographs to be taken at full moon on a 5x4 camera (with a small kiss of flash to complement the ambient moon light), he invests substantial time rehearsing the shot, latterly with his selected subjects," reads the exhibition's description at the University of Brighton Gallery where Chaskielberg met with the press.
Chaskielberg says he intends to work "on the border of reality, creating fictional scenarios with real people and situations, trying to push the limits of documentary photography, using technical processes to transform the natural perception of light, colours and spaces."
In this video, Chaskielberg explains how his images came about:
For more information, visit www.chaskielberg.com.
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