Oliver Weber – Matanza

10.12.2011 in15:31 in Art, Documentary -->


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He is a photographer who hails from Munich, Germany. Currently he lives and works on the Canary Island of La Gomera. His specialty areas are reportage, portrait and what has come to be recognized as street photography. He has become more widely known through numerous features with reputable magazines and publishing houses, like DIE ZEIT, DER SPIEGEL and MERIAN.

Through his 2007 exhibition “Humans” (Galerie Foto 21) in Bredevoort, Netherlands, Oliver Weber became more broadly accessible to an international audience. This occasion also saw the publication by Kulturbuch Verlag of his first book of photographs which was nominated for the German Photo Book Award.

Since 2008 he has been concentrating mainly on traditional analogue photography, a technical approach which has been used to create his current portraits of Brinsley Forde, Peninsula, Marrakech and La Matanza.

Hessischer Rundfunk (11th February 2008) reviews the photographer and his work:

“What characterises all of Oliver Weber´s work is the incredible calm and serenity captured in his photographs and in how he takes them. They communicate affection, dedication, and, most of all, a sense of time. (…) His pictures tell stories revealing deep insights into individual human lives, in different situations, and capturing an essence which unfolds in one´s viewing. This is exactly what good photography can and should achieve and for which Oliver Weber has a penetrating eye.”