ABOUT
THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Born in Buenos Aires -the city that offers all the necessary tools to flourish as an artist. He studied at the prestigious “Prilidiano Pueyrredon” Art Academy. After finishing his studies, he was recruited in the Army, to fight in the Falkland War of 1982. As the war was coming to an end, he was taken a prisoner and soon after, returned to Argentina.

He travels to Europe in 1984 and decides to stay in Madrid but then settles in Barcelona-which impacts him so much that Assabbi discovers his true passion for photography. He starts to work for publishers and fashion designers. And in 1990, returns to Buenos Aires, where he starts working for international advertising agencies such as Young & Rubicam, Grey, and BBDO Arg. He then creates campaigns for Levi's, Telekom and Nike (Wieden & Kennedy USA). In which many of his commissioned works win awards at various International Advertising Festivals.

After a successful collaboration with Wim Wenders, on a commercial TV/ Graphic campaign for Renault Argentina through the agency Agulla & Baccetti, he sets his sights on Berlin, where he is immersed in the counter culture art scene through his lens. And soon after, lands other accounts with creative agencies such as Aimaq Rapp & Stolle, Heimat and Universal Music.

Throughout Assabbi's deep and layered understanding of 'Art' that allows him to express a unique perspective style, his photos have the tendency to slightly scratch the surface of reality with poignant historical references, which are not obvious to the naked eye. But as one gazes long enough, the layers start to flourish-exhibiting the world of his characters. Some would say the lines get blurred and you never know where they start nor end.
His Black and Whites have no concessions, they're deep, uncomfortable, yet one thing is certain, they are always Beautiful…

C. S.
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AWARDS
1995. CLIO AWARDS, finalist. Savaglio, Argentina. 1996. CLIO AWARDS, finalist. Agulla & Baccetti, Argentina. 1997. THE NEW YORK FESTIVALS, finalist. Ratto/ BBDO, Argentina. 1998. 45th CANNES-LION, bronze. Agulla & Baccetti, Argentina. 1999. 46th CANNES-LION, bronze. Agulla & Baccetti, Argentina. 1999. CLIO AWARDS, finalist. Ratto/ BBDO, Argentina. 1999. LONDON AWARD, gold. Leo Burnett, Argentina. 1999. FIAP, gold. Agulla & Baccetti, Argentina. 2000. CLIO AWARDS, bronze. Grey, Argentina. 2002. ADC Deutschland, finalist. Aimaq Rapp & Stolle, Germany. 2005. LAUS BARCELONA, finalist. Del Fraile, España.

CLIENTS
Honda, Wieden & Kennedy, Nike, Levi's, Universal Music Germany, VW Arg., Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson, Diferencia Barcelona, Young & Rubicam, B54 Berlin, Aimaq Rapp & Stolle, Hugo Boss, Grey, Sony Music Germany, Heimat, Deutsche Grammophon, DFraile España, Repsol, Lotto Sport, Viagra, Renault, Telecom, BBDO, Hornbach, Sprite, Heineken, Agulla & Baccetti,  Kellogg's, Sparkasse, Mc Donald's, Quilmes Beer, Soup Magazine, Spex, All... Magazine, Neo2, Ostwald Helgason, Zoot, The Draft Magazine, The Fault Magazine London, Papercut Magazine London, Vogue Italia/ Photo Vogue...

EXIBITIONS
1984. Polaroids, Centro Cultural Recoleta. Buenos Aires, Argentine. 1988. Estudio Giesso. Buenos Aires, Argentine. 1995. Instituto de Cooperacion Iberoamericano. Buenos Aires, Argentine. 1998. Lyrical Love, Centro Cultural Borges. Buenos Aires, Argentine. 1999. Lyrical Love, Galerie Kunsthoken. Quedlinburg, Germany. 2003. Lyrical Love, Galerie Bohin. Berlin, Germany. 2004. Matador, La Fragua. Murcia, España. 2006. Avec Rimbaud, Galeria Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, España.