ERIC KLEMM
PHOTO RELATED ARTIST

 

PROJECTS

WHERE MIRACLES HAPPEN 2012

CONCEPTUAL WORK 2012

PAINTINGS 2012

SPIEGEL BILDER 2011

ITALIAN JOURNEY 2009

SHAVINGS 2008

SWEETIE 2008

FIRE WORK 2008

FLORABUNDANCE 2007

MEMORIES 2007

SILENT WARRIORS 2006
(STEIDL BOOK)

BACK ALLEYS 2005

METAMORPHOSIS 2004-05

BC PROJECT 2004

LABYRINTH 2004

SINGLE IMAGES 2004-2012

EARLY WORK 1967-1990


VIDEO PORTRAIT SR2 GERMANY

VIDEO HOUSTON SHOW

EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED PRESS

BOOKS

BIOGRAPHY

AWARDS

CONTACT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

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 Houston, Texas, the 2006 Foto&Photo Photography Festival Cesano Maderno, Milan, Italy, and the 2008 CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival. 

Eric Klemm's break came in 2009, when the prestigious German publishing house Steidl, Goettingen, launched his book Silent Warriors - Portraits of North American Indians at the Frankfurt International Book Fair. The project was awarded 1st prize at Prix de la Photographie Paris.

In 2011 Klemm's best known series Metamorphosis has been exhibited in Paris and became a travelling exhibition visiting French cities as: Brest, Nancy, Bordeaux, Lille
and Toulouse after solo exhibitions in Vancouver, Toronto, Houston, Milan, Hamburg.

Klemm has his work published in many international magazines as: Stern, Der Spiegel,
European Photography and many others.  

Still working with a 5x7 inch large format camera on film, his carefully taken landscape photographs - often very long exposures in extreme lighting - reveal a great painterly beauty. His most recent book project Italian Journey (travelling in the footsteps of the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) is a strong example.
The project was awarded 1st prize Landscape Portfolio at The Worldwide 2010 Annual Pollux Awards.