Tobias Zielony

Tobias Zielony
*1973 in Wuppertal; lives in Berlin
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.