Ofer Wolberger (b. 1976) is an artist who lives and works in New York City.
He received his MFA in Photography and Related Media from The School of Visual Arts in 2001 and is the recipient of The Humble Arts Foundation’s Spring 2008 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 featured in many solo and group exhibitions around the world. Last year his project Life with Maggie was exhibited at Michael Hoppen Contemporary Gallery in London. The exhibition then travelled to C/O Berlin as well as to the Goethe-Institut in Stockholm. Next year Life with Maggie will be exhibited at VU in Québec.
His photographs have also been featured in many international publications including The New York Times, Wired, The Sunday Times, GQ, Out, Life, Big Magazine and most recently in Eyemazing.
Ofer is currently working on a series of 12 self-published artists books collectively known as The Photographic Book Project. Some of these books were exhibited this year at The Photographers’ Gallery in London as part of Self Publish, Be Happy and in Paris as part of PIY (Publish it Yourself).
Inspired by and composed of glamour photographs of stars from the golden age of cinema in Hollywood, the images in Star Quality reconfigure our ideals of beauty as well as question the concept of stardom, identity and the role a person plays in creating their own persona.
Images of Ofer Wolberger’s work: