Tobias Zielony

Abdila, 2003

Slide installation in 81 parts, dimensions variable
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur
Inv. no. 2008-019-001c
© Tobias Zielony

Tobias Zielony
b. 1973 (Wuppertal, DE), lives and works in Berlin, DE

In the slide show Behind the Block, adolescent youths from suburban neighborhoods seem like extras in a film set. Otherwise capable of taking action based on their own ideas and desires, the portrayed subjects appear stunned against a backdrop of crime and violence. Employing a photographic style between reportage and subjective documentation that raises questions of authenticity, Tobias Zielony reveals the interplay between social exclusion and conformist interests within peer groups.