Photographer Interviews

Alejandro Chaskielberg’s Moonlit Portraits for Oxfam

April 6, 2012

By David Walker

© Alejandro Chaskielberg

 A Kenyan family sleeps outside of their hut because there is no rain. To see more images from Chaskielberg's Oxfam assignment, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

NGOs frequently use photojournalistic images of human suffering to tug at the heartstrings of donors, but Oxfam took a different approach to raise funds for its projects in drought-stricken Kenya by commissioning cinematic photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg to shoot nighttime portraits. The Argentine photographer describes the commission, and the challenges of working with an uncooperative moon. PDN: How did this project...

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