b. 1973, Canada
Donald Weber is a photographer fascinated by the subject of power (be it economic, political, or psychological) and how it deploys an all-encompassing theatre for its subjects.
His diverse photography projects have been exhibited as installations, exhibitions and screenings at festivals and galleries worldwide including: the United Nations; Musée de l’Armée at Les Invalides, Paris; the Portland Museum of Art; the Royal Ontario Museum; and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
His Interrogations project and accompanying book (Schilt, 2011), about post-Soviet authority in Ukraine and Russia, was published to international acclaim from World Press Photo, PDN, Aperture, and many others; it is included in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger’s seminal The Photobook: A History, Volume III. Interrogations was preceded by Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl (2008) which won the photolucida Book Award.
Weber’s recent projects include Barricade and War Sand. Shot over the crucial month of February, 2014, Barricade inventories the accoutrements and sites of EuroMaidan, giving us a visual language of the revolution that toppled a government and fomented a geopolitical crisis from central Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti or Independence Square. The book, a collaboration with Arthur Bondar, was published in 2014 (Schilt). War Sand (to be published in 2016, Rostfrei publishing), is a poetic rumination, through a survey of the beaches and landscapes of D-Day, about historic sacrifice and the meaning of war in our modern world.
Weber’s numerous awards and include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lange-Taylor Prize, the Duke and Duchess of York Prize, two World Press Photo Awards, and PDN’s 30. He was named an Emerging Photo Pioneer by American Photo, and was a finalist for the prestigious 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award.
He is a member of the acclaimed VII Photo agency and is represented by Circuit Gallery in Toronto.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Donald Weber CV [PDF]
War Sand, Rostfrei publishing, Ljubljana, Forthcoming 2016
Barricade: The Euromaidan Revolt, Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam, 2014
Donald Weber and Arthur Bondar, with texts by Larry Frolick and Donald Weber
Design: Victor Levie | MV LevievanderMeer, Amsterdam
Format: 22 x 24.5 cm (portrait)
72 pages with approx. 127 photos in full colour
Barricade, Special Edition (100)
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Interrogations, Schilt, 2011
with texts by Larry Frolick, and Donald Weber
Design: Teun van der Heijden
Format: 17 x 24 cm (portrait) Softbound with cardboard slipcase 176 pages with 90 photos in full colour
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Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl, Photolucida, 2008
Softbound, 64 pages, 60 photographs