Book: Eric Klemm Silent Warriors - Portraits of North American Indians Publisher: Steidl/Goettingen.Germany, 25x30cm, Hardcover, 256 pages, 150 color plates. Foreword: Prof. Thomas King, Cherokee Nation. Essay: Dion Kliner. Eric Klemm photographed over the period of 1 year about 320 Native men, woman and children from 120 different Tribes, Bands and Nations in: British Columbia, Alberta, the North West Territories, California, Texas, New Mexico, Florida etc. The book contents Natives from 81 Tribes, 39 from the USA and 42 living in Canada. Klemm used a conventional middle format camera with Fujichrome film. The book has been released at the Frankfurt International Book Fair in October 2009.
Eric Klemm is born in Germany 1939, he first studied graphic design and turned seriously to photography in 1968, living in Heidelberg and Duesseldorf at the time. Klemm has been affiliated with the legendary German magazine Twen and has contributed to most of the German top magazines such as: Stern, Freundin, Zeit- Magazin, the German edition of Playboy, and others. 1972 Eric Klemm became a member of the prestigious Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Photographie and has published 5 books. After many years living in Dordogne, France, and on a tropical island in the Maldives, Klemm immigrated to Canada in 1998 where he also began painting. Since 2004 he works solely as a photography related artist. His new photographic work has been shown in Canada, the USA, Germany, and at International photo festivals such as: FotoFest, Houston, The Eleventh Biennial for Photography and Photo Related Art, and Foto&Photo, Milan, Italy. Some of Klemm's photographs have been included in the 2007 exhibition of the National Portrait Gallery, London. Eric Klemm's most ambitious project Silent Warriors - Portraits of North American Indians, will be published by Steidl, Germany, in 2009. Eric Klemm is recipient of numerous Awards. The most recent are: Prix de la Photographie Paris, and International Photography Awards, Los Angeles. In 2007 Klemm was named one of the Critical Mass "Top 50 Photographers" by Photolucida. Klemm's photographs have been published in International magazines as: Designers Digest, Germany, the Russian edition of Esquire, European Photography, and Prefix Photo. He has his work in private and corporate collections. Eric Klemm now lives and works on Salt Spring Island, near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. www.ericklemm.com