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Donald Weber

Donald Weber

One migth call Donald Weber a photojournalist, but please realise he is of the kind that is interested in backgrounds, and not in running from one incident to the other. Weber has the inner peace to focus on long term projects. During the past few years he traveled a lot through Ukrain and other post-Soviet states, resulting this year in the widely praised book Interrogations (designed by Teun van der Heijden who is also a guest at DDK- Paris)

Weber (Canada, 1973) was originally educated as an architect and worked for OMA, the office of Dutch metropolitan thinker Rem Koolhaas. After some years Weber chose to become a photographer. He is working globally for a great number of media and is a member of the renowned agency VII Photo. Weber also offers courses to colleague photographers on grant writing.

Weber’s prize list is impressive. To name some: the Duke and Duchess of York Photography Prize, two prizes at World Press Photo, the Lange-Taylor Documentary Prize and a photolucida Book Award for his book Our Chernobyl. These days Weber is concentrating on a new project, about cities and the fast pace of technological developments.