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 like Geo, Nat Geo, Lonely Planet Magazine, etc 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.

 

contact:

 

lafforgue@mac.com

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Vous avez une magnifique galerie de beaux visages très expressifs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 2, 2019
brian-f says:

Moving photography. None better!! How an I being given this beautiful tour of the world at no charge!

April 11, 2018

Bravo quelle bel ouvrage ! Bel hommage aux plus beaux peuples dumonde.

January 6, 2019

Hi dear, I am Franci, from Italy. I am interested in photograpy, I love Asia, I spent many years in China studying chinese and working as an italian native speaker teacher. I love your portraits!!!! You can catch the soul of people you met, your portraits are very impressive and make me feel so many feelings. You are t… Read more

Hi dear, I am Franci, from Italy. I am interested in photograpy, I love Asia, I spent many years in China studying chinese and working as an italian native speaker teacher. I love your portraits!!!! You can catch the soul of people you met, your portraits are very impressive and make me feel so many feelings. You are the best. Congratulations, Franci

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June 23, 2017
13bobby says:

Inspirational work!

October 16, 2014
tranquil coast (deleted)

Eric, your work is so pretty... Thanks for share the beauty that your eyes can catch with camera. Most of your photos are in perfect harmony. I love the composition and colors... :)

September 2, 2013

His photos are so great, they make me want to give up!

August 23, 2013

Eric , you are a master of photography . thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work .

August 13, 2013

You're my inspiration Eric... and that's my dream of having such a stunning portfolio there... and here I am stuck in the office! Keep up the good work mate!

October 19, 2012

Toutes vos photos, toutes, son mes "favorites". Quel plaisir que de parcourir votre galerie ! Merci de partager tant de beauté avec nous.

July 14, 2012
chimree says:

Hi still remember me?

July 12, 2012

Eric is one of best photographers that I've seen in my life, I used to come back and revisit all the time his Flickr gallery. He has an amazing eye for portraits, light, composition and everything that shots becomes an unique and amazing picture. Thanks Eric for sharing your work which truly is an aspiration.

February 28, 2012
NesaJune says:

I honestly don't know where to start, I just know I have to write something down about these waves of emotions that take me away every time I take a walk through your photos. There's not a person on this planet with no curiosity on the world and on other people, and what you do here it's provide us with an instant trip… Read more

I honestly don't know where to start, I just know I have to write something down about these waves of emotions that take me away every time I take a walk through your photos. There's not a person on this planet with no curiosity on the world and on other people, and what you do here it's provide us with an instant trip everywhere, to remote areas, to lost tribes, to far away lands that seem almost made up by my imagination, your imagination. This is the second year that I follow you everywhere through these places, these colorful corners of the world, going from marvelous sunsets to sincere shy portraits. All so striking that I can hear people singing, feel the wind around me and enjoy the sun from lost memories from childhood. A huge thank you.

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January 31, 2012

I enjoy your photos, it's a way to travel!

October 23, 2011

Eric. Hello. I must confess to you two things: First, I don’t have much time to look at the pictures on flickr with details but I am seeing your page a little each day. Second, I'm sure I'll never do the wonderful trips that you make. All your photos are wonderful, I can travel around your eyes and your photograph… Read more

Eric. Hello. I must confess to you two things: First, I don’t have much time to look at the pictures on flickr with details but I am seeing your page a little each day. Second, I'm sure I'll never do the wonderful trips that you make. All your photos are wonderful, I can travel around your eyes and your photographic Work. There is much information in each photo and I could write a report of several pages with a single photo. Ha.. Ha.. You are Great. Congratulations for each photo so they are hundreds of kisses for you from Bogota. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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September 22, 2011

Une inspiration pour tout ceux qui aiment le voyage et la photo. Tes portraits sont merveilleux et pleins de dignité.

August 15, 2011

Signor Eric Lafforgue la sua galleria è meravigliosa, a veder le sue foto si è assaliti da una irrefrenabile voglia di far le valigie e raggiungere luoghi remoti per documentare la vita degli altri popoli. In un contesto sociale dove la globalizazzione sta appiattendo tutto, la diversità culturale della razza umana, … Read more

Signor Eric Lafforgue la sua galleria è meravigliosa, a veder le sue foto si è assaliti da una irrefrenabile voglia di far le valigie e raggiungere luoghi remoti per documentare la vita degli altri popoli. In un contesto sociale dove la globalizazzione sta appiattendo tutto, la diversità culturale della razza umana, che lei documenta magnificamente, rappresenta il bene più assoluto di questa terra, insieme alla salvaguardia animale ed ambientale. Grazie per le sue foto.

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July 22, 2011
Eager Key (deleted)

Thank you for sharing your photographs, for sharing the world. I visit your photo-stream on occasion and every time I am enlightened by the images you offer. At times the world today seems small and quantified, your photographs counter this and expand the mystery of the human race.Your mission appears to be to remind… Read more

Thank you for sharing your photographs, for sharing the world. I visit your photo-stream on occasion and every time I am enlightened by the images you offer. At times the world today seems small and quantified, your photographs counter this and expand the mystery of the human race.Your mission appears to be to remind us all of the beautiful colors, poetry and magic of existence.

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June 24, 2011
spisharam says:

Eric Lafforgue's is the best photo stream for me on Flickr, through his lens I have seen the earth in its vivid colors, met it's amazing and ancient cultures and seen and felt the uniqueness from one end of the world to the other. He has made me want to learn more about indigenous cultures than any book or movie I have… Read more

Eric Lafforgue's is the best photo stream for me on Flickr, through his lens I have seen the earth in its vivid colors, met it's amazing and ancient cultures and seen and felt the uniqueness from one end of the world to the other. He has made me want to learn more about indigenous cultures than any book or movie I have seen. Thank you for allowing me and my ilk to tag along on your trips :-) You capture the essence of humanity, Your pictures inspire me, I am speechless.

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May 29, 2011
Jean says:

Thank you for sharing your photos! I love traveling with you!

May 24, 2011

Mr. Lafforgue Your gallery is wonderful I enjoyed your images

May 14, 2011

Every visit is a color-driven trip to the undiscovered places in our earth. Even i was unaware of the beauties in my own country. Thank you for being my guide through the world.

May 3, 2011

Eric's pics is amazing !!! I feel as if have traveled the world just by looking at his pics. This is a amazing photographer with loads of stunning pics

October 31, 2010

Eric's photostream is full of fascinating images and stories from around the world. He offers us a rare insight into countries and traditions Westeners may not be familiar with. Much is to be learnt and enjoyed by viewing his photos. I feel every one he posts is worth seeing. Hence I decided I had to look at every page… Read more

Eric's photostream is full of fascinating images and stories from around the world. He offers us a rare insight into countries and traditions Westeners may not be familiar with. Much is to be learnt and enjoyed by viewing his photos. I feel every one he posts is worth seeing. Hence I decided I had to look at every page of his Flickr stream, even though there are over 400 pages as I write this! I daren't miss a single shot.

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October 23, 2010

Bonjour Eric, Ce sont d'excellentes séries que vous nous offrez ici. Un travail sublime en tout cas ! Bonne continuation ! Yannick

October 6, 2010

Eric is hands down the BEST photographer i know of. Every single photo just takes me to a new world. I seriously experience a culture shock every time i go though his new photos. Every shot is just breathtaking! He really captures the essence of the subject. Did i mention that he is very kind too?? **Eric, if i … Read more

Eric is hands down the BEST photographer i know of. Every single photo just takes me to a new world. I seriously experience a culture shock every time i go though his new photos. Every shot is just breathtaking! He really captures the essence of the subject. Did i mention that he is very kind too?? **Eric, if i ever get enough money to travel to China I would love to go there with you. Taking photos w/ you & learning from the master is my dream! *-* I

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October 5, 2010

cuando habro flickr nunca se lo que me voy a encontrar pero siempre se que espero alguna foto de eric... eric es una apuesta segura, siempre tiene una foto que te deja con la boca abierta, me encanta tu trabajo eric! si algun dia necesitas un humilde escudero ya sabes.... ;-)

September 29, 2010
Sebestial says:

An incredible and touching work!, thank you Mr. Lafforgue for sharing who is the world in diferent context and situations, your work inspires much respect and what i would to project trough the photography. greetings from Colombia!

September 16, 2010
comfortable cent (deleted)

Each photo is a visual feast. Truly wonderful.

September 15, 2010

beautiful reportage work! thank you for bringing the world to us Eric !

August 30, 2010

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