Eric Klemm (b.1939) lives and works on Salt Spring Island near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He first studied graphic design in Trier, Germany, and turned seriously to photography in 1968 when he became affiliated with the legendary German magazine TWEN. Klemm contributed to top magazines as: Stern, Zeit Magazin, the German edition of Playboy, LUI, France and many others. In 1972 he became a member of the prestigious Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Photographie (DGPh).
Klemm has his work in private and corporate collections in Germany, Switzerland, Canada, the USA and international public galleries and museums as: the Portland Art Museum, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Saarland-Museum, Saarbruecken, Germany, to name only a few.
Eric Klemm's work has been featured widely in numerous international solo and group exhibitions, including featured solo shows at the 2006 FotoFest Biennial in Houston, Texas, the 2006 Foto&Photo Photography Festival Cesano Maderno, Milan, Italy, and the 2008 CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival.
Eric Klemm's break through came in 2009, when the prestigious publishing house Steidl, Goettingen, Germany, launched his book Silent Warriors - Portraits of North American Indians. The project was awarded 1st prize at Prix de la Photographie Paris.
His series Metamorphosis has recently been exhibited in Berlin and Paris and became a travelling exhibition visiting French cities as: Brest, Nancy, Bordeaux, Lille, and Toulouse. Klemm's latest project Italian Journey (travelling in the footsteps of the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) was awarded 1st prize Landscape Portfolio at The Worldwide 2010 Annual Pollux Awards.
where to see or read more
shows: Eric Klemm exhibits widely. visit the website for a complete list of exhibitions
web: www.ericklemm.com to visit the photographer's website
read a great review of 'Silent Warriors' by Dion Kliner, noted Canadian art reviewer
www.facebook.com/EricKlemmPhotoRelatedArtist for Eric's photography facebook page
www.twitter.com/KlemmPhotoArt to visit Eric's twitter page
visit Visura Magazine online to read more about Eric's 'Silent Warriors' photographic series
visit Eric's publisher Steidl press to purchase the 'Silent Warriors' book
books: visit this page for a list of Eric Klemm's publications
contact the artist
address: 205 Quarry Drive
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