Colin Pantall's blog: Donald Weber's Interrogations

Donald Weber’s Interrogations

Colin Pantall’s blog about photography, writing, art and politics


Donald Weber’s latest series is Interrogations (in the current issue of the BJP). It’s portraits of petty criminals confessing in police interrogation rooms – where they don’t have the good cop, bad cop routine but the “bad cop, really bad cop” routine. Interrogations is special, a case of the photographer distancing himself from the subjects at hand, and having difficulty doing so. Maybe the project raises questions of complicity – on the part of us, the viewers, Weber and the police and subjects themselves. So with that in mind, I put a few questions to Donald which he was kind enough to answer.