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Prior to photography, Donald Weber originally trained as an architect and worked with urban theorist Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has since devoted himself to the study of how Power deploys an all-encompassing theater for its subjects; what he records is its secret collaboration with both masters and victims.

Weber is the author of three books. His first, Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl, won the photolucida Book Prize and asked a simple question: what is daily life actually like, in a post-atomic world? His next book, Interrogations, about post-Soviet authority in Ukraine and Russia, has gone on to much acclaim; it was selected to be included in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger’s seminal ‘The Photobook: A History, Volume III.’ His latest book ‘Barricade: The EuroMaidan Revolt,’ is a collaboration with Ukrainian photographer Arthur Bondar.


He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lange-Taylor Prize, the Duke and Duchess of York Prize, two World Press Photo Awards, PDN’s 30, was named an Emerging Photo Pioneer by American Photo and shortlisted for the prestigious Scotiabank Photography Prize.
His diverse photography projects have been exhibited as installations, exhibitions and screenings at festivals and galleries worldwide including the United Nations, Museum of the Army at Les Invalides in Paris, the Portland Museum of Art and the Royal Ontario Museum. He is a dedicated teacher and is noted for his ongoing series of lectures and workshops and a frequent trainer with World Press Photo.Currently Don is working on his next projects, War Sand, about historic sacrifice, and the meaning of war in our modern world and The Drowned City, which explores the City inundated by its technological future. He is a member of the acclaimed VII Photo and is represented by Circuit Gallery in Toronto.

Quniqjuk, Qunbuq, Quabaa’

Jul 15, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014

World Press Photo Portfolio Reviews

Oct 1, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014


Mezhigiriya Objects

When ousted president Viktor Yanukovich fled Ukraine on February 22, he left behind a [...]

Molotov Cocktails

Molotov Cocktails have been the weapon of choice for the the EuroMaidan protestors in Kiev. [...]

Kiev Portraits

Donald Weber’s composite portraits of the people he met on the street show the banding [...]

Pink Panthers

This is a story about diamonds, thieves and the Balkans. All across Europe, a spectacularly [...]

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