Of late, he is working with the Bureau of Operational Landscapes (otherwsise known as BoOL, BOL, or simply just the Bureau). Perhaps the best way to understand their work is through a list conjured by the artist Micheal Heizer, comprising a set of disparate things in his immediate vicinity of Las Vegas:

“Yucca Flat, slot machines, centipedes, herons, Joshua, antimony, Hacienda, suicide table, Mint, hawks, greatest U.S. state transient population, Harold’s Club, uranium, black widows, copper, diatomite, owls, petroglyphs, Caesar’s Palace [sic], 3885 registered brands, keno, sulphur, mountain lions, Showboat, Tungsten, Frontier, cindercones, gold, tarantulas, diamondbacks, chapparal [sic], silver, Dunes, coral snakes, gypsum, willows, playas, foxes, Desert Inn, crows, pine, Stardust, ocotillo, barite, Indian reservations, buckhorn, neon wedding chapels, F-111’s, prairie dogs, roulette, Flamingo, vultures, Boulder Dam⁠…”

Excerpt from: Michael Heizer/Actual Size

Donald Weber is a photographer.

Prior to that, he was originally educated in environmental design and worked with Rem Koolhaas’s OMA in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Much of Weber’s work is concerned with making visible the technological, spatial, legal and political systems that shape our current condition – the infrastructures of power.

He has been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lange-Taylor Prize, the Duke and Duchess of York Prize, and shortlisted for the Scotiabank Photography Prize, amongst other citations. 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 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum.

He is an Associate Professor of Contemporary Photography at Aalto University, Finland, and co-founded the Master Photography & Society at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

His practice-based PhD is on the logistical landscape (the Port of Rotterdam) and how this particular land formation structures vision as bureaucratic (and how we might reconstruct the offical view).

He is 1/3 of The Information Front.


(01) Provocations (02) Utterances (03) Insinuations (04) Instigations (05) Investigations (06) Insubordinations (07) Inversions (08) Perturbations (09) Deviations (10) Anomalies (11) Incendiaries (12) Suggestions (13) Intimations (14) Inclinations. ︎︎︎Exhaust Fumes