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 Kesselʼs footsteps when he was 10 years old in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Yemen.
He started taking photographs in 2006, publishing his pictures on the internet, after leaving the world of multimedia editing
in which he was involved for over 15 years.
The following year, after a trip to Papua New Guinea, Kubik took notice of his work and published a book containing his
photos. Soon after, magazines from all over the world began using his work for illustrations on North Korea, the tribes of
He then joined the european leading agency Eyedea (Rapho-Gamma-Hoa Qui...).
In 2008, after only 2 years of activity in the world of photography, 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.
Eric Lafforgue works with Hasselblad H3d-39, Leica M6, and Canon Eos D1 MarkIII .