Oliver (born September 7, 1970 in Munich) is a documentary photographer, physician and Professor of Visual Arts (California University). 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. His work has been exhibited internationally and published in leading magazines and newspapers, including DIE ZEIT, DER SPIEGEL, SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, El PAIS, COLORFOTO, PREMIERE (FRANCE), MERIAN and STERN MAGAZIN.

TWO WAY LENS – project

July 2009 an interview with Oliver Weber has been added to the TWO WAY LENS – project. Two Way Lens is a project of interviews with international, contemporary photographers. Their answers to three simple questions about their career paths, presented in this project, should help, inspire and inform emerging photographers. The tips and advice provided will be of value to every young photographer. A new photographer/ interview is added to the project every month. The list of photographers already included is like a “whos who” of the contemporary fine art photography scene. As a reflection of this high value, Two Way Lens is added to recommended reading lists as a reference source for photography students at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Two Way Lens is published and edited by the German photographer, Michael Werner. Oliver Weber is the first German Photographer who is included in Two Way Lens.

Oliver was invited to take part on several international “solo” and “group” exihibitions including his work, like the DOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany (one of the world’s most important exhibitions for contemporary art) and the PHOTOKINA (2012) in Cologne, Germany (the world’s largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries).

November 2015 he received his Professor of Visual Arts at California University.

Profil

 

"As a doctor I believe in the importance of facial language. Faces are vivid maps of human experience which I have to read to understand somebody else to some extent. In my pictures I like to explore those rare, comical or graphically interesting “coincidences” that daily life offers when people interact with each other and their environment, while always trying to keep a balance between form and content."

Exhibitions (excerpt):

2015: Social Life at Beach, 8. Medien Festival, Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany) – group exhibition
2013: Social Life at Beach, Stuttgart One, Stuttgart (Germany)
2013: Social Life at Beach, Galerie Lichtkreuzung, Munich (Germany)
2013: The Pool, ArtsEye Gallery, Tucson (AZ, USA)
2013: Social Life at Beach, Galerie Altbau, Irsee (Germany) – curated by Galerie Lichtkreuzung, Munich
2012: Polaroids, DOCUMENTA 2012, Kassel (Germany) – group exhibition
2012: Photographs, Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg (Germany)
2012: Magical Forest, PHOTOKINA, Cologne (Germany)
2012: Magical Forest, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City (TX, USA)
2012: Magical Forest, Rotunde, Bochum (Germany) – group exhibition
2012: Curious Camera Event, ArtsEye Gallery, Tucson (AZ, USA) – group exhibition
2012: Humans, G.P. Kelly Stiftung, Gammertingen-Harthausen (Germany)
2010: Marrakech, FKT, Bochum (Germany) – group exhibition
2008: Peninsula, Galeria de Arte, Madrid (Spain)
2008: Contactos, Galerie Arte Novum, Göttingen (Germany)
2007: Humans, Galerie Foto 21, Bredevoort (Netherlands)
2005: Fidels Kinder, Stadt Passau (Germany)

Publications:

ARD
BBC – LONDON
BERTELSMANN
BISS MAGAZIN
BOKEH PHOTO MAGAZINE
BRENNPUNKT
BSC NEWS MAGAZINE
COLORFOTO
DER SPIEGEL
DIE ZEIT
DOC! PHOTO MAGAZINE
DOCMA
DER STANDARD
EMERGE MAGAZIN
FOTOFORUM
GALILEO DESIGN VERLAG
GUTRATH VERLAG
HAHNEMÜHLE FINEART
HESSISCHER RUNDFUNK
HEYNE VERLAG
KULTURBUCH VERLAG
MERIAN
PDN MAGAZINE
PHOTOGRAPHIE
PH MAGAZINE
PHOTO WORLD MAGAZINE
PREMIERE (FRANCE)
RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO
SELTMANN+SÖHNE VERLAG
STERN MAGAZIN
SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG
THE HUFFINGTON POST
THIEME VERLAGSGRUPPE
URBANAUTICA
ZEIT ONLINE

Books:

2016: Captain Flint
Photo Art Books, Milan Italy
ISBN: 978-1-32653-811-8

2013: Social Life at Beach, Book & Ebook Edition,
Creative, Inc. USA
ISBN: 978-1-4928-318-0-8 (Book)
ISBN: 978-1-3010-056-3-5 (Ebook)

2013: Social Life at Beach, Exhibition Catalogue,
Bolo Paper, Milan, Italy

2011: Unlimited Grain, (participating photographer),
The International Analogue Photographic Society

2011: A N A L O G U E – Photographs // Interviews,
limited Edition, VirgenBooks, Inc., New York

2011: The Newspaper Edition of the book ANALOGUE,
Photographers Club, London

2011: Unlimited Grain Portraits, (participating photographer),
The International Analogue Photographic Society

2009: Das Fotoshooting-Buch: Menschen & Porträt, (Gastfotograf),
Galileo Design Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-8362-1392-9

2007: La Gomera, Havana, Moscow, Kulturbuchverlag,
ISBN: 978-3-88961-133-8

Represented by:

POLARIS IMAGES
259 W. 30th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10001
USA
Phone: 212-967-5656
Web: polarisimages.com

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