(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 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
Klemm has his work published in many international magazines as: Stern, Der Spiegel,
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.