Canadian photographer Donald Weber originally trained as an architect, and worked at urban theorist Rem Koolhaas’s 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, recording its secret collaboration with both masters and victims. Weber is the author of three books: Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl, dealing with daily life in a post-atomic world, won the Photolucida Book Award; Interrogations, about post-Soviet authority in Ukraine and Russia, was selected to be included in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger’s seminal The Photobook: A History, Volume III; and Barricade: The EuroMaidan Revolt, is a collaboration with Ukrainian photographer Arthur Bondar.
Weber 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, and PDN’s 30. He 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 at the United Nations, the 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, as well as being a frequent trainer with World Press Photo projects. Weber is a member of VII Photo and is represented by Circuit Gallery in Toronto.