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My passion is to travel the world and capture remote places of untouched ethereal beauty. I am in constant search of breathtaking landscapes in wide open spaces. I see deep beauty in remote, desolate and arid sweeping spaces; ancient masterpieces by Mother Nature where the vastness and emptiness draws and humbles me.
I passionately aspire to capture these magical places bathed in extraordinary light in simple timeless compositions. I wish to share with you how magical, beautiful and strange nature is. To bring you to my world through my images and let you experience these moments and feel the spirit of the land. It is also my hope that my images will convey what I feel very strongly about: we need to preserve the few wild, untouched places remaining in the world and protect our precious wildlife and natural resources.
I know I am not alone in needing the wilderness in an increasingly industrialised and urbanised world.
Born in 1964, Eric Lafforgue lives in Toulouse, France. Ever since he was young, he has been fascinated by far away countries and travelling, and spent some time in Africa, unknowingly retracing Monfried and Joseph Kessel’s footsteps when he was 10 years old in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Yemen.
He started taking photographs in 2006. Quickly, magazines and newspapers from all over the world began using his work for illustrations on North Korea, Papua New Guinea, the tribes of Ethiopia, etc. In 2008, his work on the people of Papua is displayed at the prestigious VISA photojournalism festival in Perpignan.
Eric Lafforgue spends most of his time travelling the globe to share his encounters, through the perception of an ethnologist and the heart of an artist, privileging the regions or populations in danger and less usually visited countries.
He is part of the european leading agency Rapho.