Overview participating exhibitions

The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar - The Exhibition
2013

The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar - The Exhibition

Alejandro Chaskielberg

Bittersweet Suriname (Suriname)

Along the banks of the Suriname and Commewijne rivers lie what remains of the once booming Dutch-Surinamese sugar industry. Since its downfall in the 1980s factories have been abandoned, machinery has been stolen or dismantled to be sold as scrap, and former plantations have been completely swallowed by jungle. The Argentine photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg travelled through Suriname to explore the remnants of this industry and the material and immaterial heritage of a colonial landscape in decay.

  • Bittersweet Suriname

  • Bittersweet Suriname

  • Bittersweet Suriname

  • Bittersweet Suriname

  • Bittersweet Suriname

The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar
2012

The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar

Alejandro Chaskielberg

Bittersweet Surinam (Suriname 2011)

Along the banks of the Suriname and Commewijne river lies the remains of the Dutch-Surinamese sugar industry. After years of decline, the industry shut its doors in the 1990s. Since then sugar factories have been abandoned and stripped of their value. Plantations around the factories disappeared under tropical vegetation.

Alejandro Chaskielberg (Argentina) travelled through Suriname to investigate the material and immaterial remains of this colonial landscape in state of decay. 

  • Bittersweet Surinam (Suriname 2011)

    A gang of young bikers near the destroyed grinder in the Marienburg former sugar plantation.

  • Bittersweet Surinam (Suriname 2011)

    A burned telephone at the former Mariënburg storage building.

  • Bittersweet Surinam (Suriname 2011)

    Remains of the synagogue in the Jewish settlement Jodensavanne. Build in 1685, it was mostly destroyed by a fire in 1832. In the 17th century several waves of Jewish migrants came to Jodensavanne to start up sugar cane plantations.

Terra Cognita - Untamed
2012

Terra Cognita - Untamed

Alejandro Chaskielberg

Turkana (2011)

Alejandro Chaskielberg (Argentina, 1977) began his career as a photojournalist for various local newspapers and magazines. After studying industrial design and photography, in 2000 he became director of photography at the National Film Institute in Buenos Aires. These duties have in no way reduced Chaskielberg’s output as a photographer and documentarist. He is presently involved with the Noorderlicht project The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar. His first monograph, La Creciente, appeared recently.

  • The Dreaming Family

    Elisabeth Ekatapan and her family sleep under the stars in Northern Turkana. Because of the continuous droughts that affect the region her herd of 55 goats has died, cutting off her main source of income.

The Pursuit of Happiness
2009

The Pursuit of Happiness

Alejandro Chaskielberg

THE HIGH TIDE (2008)

The Paraná River is an important source of fresh water for more than a hundred million people.

  • THE HIGH TIDE (2008)

    The Paraná River is an important source of fresh water for more than a hundred million people.

Biography

Alejandro Chaskielberg (Argentina, 1977) began his career as a photojournalist for various local newspapers and magazines. After studying industrial design and photography, in 2000 he became director of photography at the National Film Institute in Buenos Aires. These duties have in no way reduced Chaskielberg’s output as a photographer and documentarist. He is presently involved with the Noorderlicht project The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar. His first monograph, La Creciente, appeared recently.

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Human Conditions

Human Conditions

Price EUR 15,00

Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Price EUR 15,00