"I prefer to take photos of people because I have a hard time conversing with landscapes, trees, or cats!"
From a young age, Eric Lafforgue has been fascinated by far away countries and travelling. When he was 10 years old, he spent time in the horn of Africa, travelling through Djibouti, Ethiopia and Yemen.
Eric started taking photographs in 2006, and soon after, international magazines and newspapers began publishing his work from around the world. His work is regularly published in titles including National Geographic, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, the Daily Mail, Lonely Planet and VICE. In 2008, Eric’s work on the people of Papua New Guinea was exhibited at the prestigious VISA photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France.
Eric currently spends most of his time travelling the globe, exploring places not often visited, and privileging regions or populations he perceives to be in danger. He uses photography to share his encounters with a wider audience, describing his working practice as guided by the “perception of an ethnologist and the heart of an artist”.
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