For months, photographer Donald Weber sat bench-side in an interrogation room at a Ukrainian police station. There, with its drab wallpaper and swinging light, he photographed the alleged criminals, the crying prostitutes, the nervous dealers, the wailing delinquent with misspelled “MORON!” scribbled across his forehead, the cringing car thief with a gun to his temple. For each portrait, Weber captured a decisive moment of realization — that split second when each suspect realized they wouldn’t leave that dreadful room without confessing to their “crime,” whether they were guilty or not. While Weber’s Interrogation book is forthcoming, step into the room with our gallery and face the reality of absolute authority.
Delinquency and Shoplifting. Photo credit: Donald Weber via The Daily Beast