Prior to pursuing photography, Donald Weber trained as an architect and worked with Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2007), the Dorthea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize (2006) , the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography (2009), and first prize, portrait stories, at the World Press Photo contest (2012).
Weber is the author of Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl, on daily life in a post-atomic world, and Interrogations, which examines authority and power in Russia and Ukraine. His work has appeared in the Guardian, Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Stern, and Time, and he has had solo exhibitions at the United Nations, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Alice Austen House (New York). He is a member of the VII Photo Agency. Weber’s photographs from Interrogations are currently showing in Open Society Foundations’ Moving Walls 20 exhibition.