Eric Klemm, photographer & painter
(b.1939) is an accomplished artist who lives and works on Salt Spring Island. He first studied graphic design in Trier, Germany, and turned seriously to photography in 1968. Klemm has his work in private and corporate collections in Germany, Switzerland, Canada, the USA and in 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.
His work has been featured widely in over 30 international solo shows and countless 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 made 6 books, best known is Silent Warriors, Portraits of North American Indians published by the German publishing house Steidl. The project was awarded 1st prize at Prix de la Photographie Paris in 2006.
Klemm's most recent book 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.