Sunday, June 9, 2013

Photographers whose work I Like - No21/ Ofer Wolberger

12 Books 2010 - 2012
Ofer Wolberger lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Wolberger is a consummate artist, camera based, but there is more, much more. With book making central to his thinking, his practice is driven with a keen eye and intellect focused on the currency of film, fashion, design and forms of art in general. Check out his Horses Think site HERE.

In 2008 he was the recipient of The Humble Arts Foundation Grant for Emerging Photographers. He was a finalist for both the BMW Paris Photo Prize in 2008 as well as the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie in 2009. His photographs have been collected and exhibited internationally. His project Life with Maggie, was exhibited at Michael Hoppen Gallery in London and at C/O Berlin in 2009 and at the Goethe-Institut in Stockholm and at VU in Quebec in 2010. In 2012, he completed 12 Books, a series of self-published artists books and was awarded the Printed Matter Award for Artists. In August of 2013 he will be a resident at Light Work in Syracuse.

Wolberger publishes his artist's books under his Horses Think Imprint. With twelve editions to date in the words of Christopher Gianunzio writing in ahorn magazine, 12 Books, when considered as one offering, build a world oversaturated with quirk, solitude and a brimming with a kind of pop sensibility allowing the awkward beauty in the world to float to the surface.

You can read the full (and action packed) piece in ahorn magazine HERE.

Fractures & Other Injuries, Printed Matter, NY 2012

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