We are very excited to announce that one of our favorite photographers, VII Photo Agency member and acclaimed photojournalist Donald Weber, will be exhibiting his latest project at this edition of DokuPhoto. Coordinated by Kosovar photographer Ferdi Limani, the exhibition ‘Barricade: The EuroMaidan Revolt’ collects Donald Weber’s composite portraits of the people he met on the street, a collection of molotov cocktails that have been the weapon of choice for the EuroMaidan protestors in Kiev and President Viktor Yanukovich’s personal multi million belongings found in his luxury residence in Mezhigiriya.
DokuPhoto will open on Friday, August 15th at the Saraqët street, in between of Hammam Museum and the cultural center in Prizren, with Donald Weber in attendance. The photos will remain on display until August 24th. DokuFest will also host a masterclass with Donald Weber on storytelling and constructing visual narratives through photographs. In addition, Weber will be part of a portfolio review session, directed at emerging professional photographers who wish to obtain feedback about their work and explore their documentary practice. More info on the master class and portfolio viewing session will follow soon.
About DONALD WEBER:
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.
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 and was named an Emerging Photo Pioneer by American Photo. 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.