Photographers Archives: Donald Weber

Donald-WeberDonald Weber (, born in 1973 in Toronto (Canada). Prior to photography, Weber originally trained as an architect. He freelanced for the international press in places as diverse as Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia and South America. Recent major projects include The Underclass and Its Bosses: Crime & Punishment in Ukraine; Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl; The Drunken Bride, Russia Unveiled; Opera of Power; and his latest book, Interrogations, about post-Soviet authority in Ukraine and Russia. He has worked with the NGO’s Médecins sans Frontières, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and War Child. Weber is currently working on his next project, The Drowned City, which explores the City inundated by its technological future.

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The International Photoreporter 2013

This year 13 photographers are on show in Saint-Brieuc Bay: Philip Blenkinsop, Darcy Padilla, Stefano De Luigi, Donald Weber…

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PRIVATE 57 | INQUIRY – special VII photo agency

It’s common to hear photojournalists described as the eyes of the world, acting as witnesses to events that we would otherwise not see. To some extent this is true, but it’s a simplified description that suggests passive observation and it denies the greater function of active investigation that defines great photojournalism…

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Donald Weber, Interrogations. PRIVATE 57, p. 24-25 (24-27)

Donald Weber | Interrogations

This work interrogates the interrogators. Without confessions and guilty pleas, courts everywhere would grind to a halt in an instant…


PRIVATE 51 | Global Report 2

As unique and special the scenes are that the photographers for this issue have chosen to focus on, the similarities (what we have in common, what we share) that can be found around the globe are striking.

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Donald Weber | Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl

Some 20 years after the nuclear reactor incident of April 26, 1986. Chernobyl lies 100 kilometers north of the capital city of Kiev, in a boreal forest of winding rivers and dark bogs.


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