About Eric Lafforgue

Born in France, Eric Lafforgue started his career in medias & mobile applications. In 2006, he began publishing his photos on the Internet that will shortly be noticed by magazines worldwide. He works with National Geographic, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Lonely Planet, Times, Grands Reportages...

His work on Papua New Guinea tribes was exhibited at the famous festival "VISA Pour l'Image in Perpignan", France. 
With a humanist approach, Eric Lafforgue offers in his pictures and travel stories a positive and benevolent gaze of the countries he visits, often unknown by the public.

Eric Lafforgue is a member of the Hans Lucas studio.



  • Mount Hagen, Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan, France

  • Hands - Vacheron-Constatin, Maison du Voyage, Paris, France

  • Trésors de l’islam en Afrique – De Tombouctou à Zanzibar, Institut du monde arabe, Paris ,  France

  • Kurds, Institut français, Erbil, Kurdistan

  • Us-Them, Inter Art Center, Beijing, China

  • La Fête, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Visages du Monde, Festival Moncoutant, France

  • Asian Urban Life Scene, Hong Kong

  • Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK

  • (Im)possible to see: North Korea,  Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia.

  • Chine Visa pour l’éternité, Maison de la Chine, Paris, France

  • Hello my name is Paul Smith, Design Museum, London, UKPresse Scoop, Lille, France

  • Guerriers du Foot, Photon, Toulouse, France

  • Europe Galeria, Poland

  • Sleeping beauties, Fowler Museum, USA

  • Tribal portraits, Soho Loft, NYC, USA

  • Papua New Guinea, United Nations HQ, NYC, USA

  • Fetish Modernity, Tervuren museum, Belgium

  • Corée du Nord en 3D, Fnac, Toulouse, France

  • Ethiopia tribes, Alliance française de Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

  • Ici & Ailleurs, Paris, France

  • Papouasie, Galerie Pierrick Touchefeu, Sceaux, France

  • Un jour au Yemen, Paris, France

  • Farkhâr, Economic Cooperation Organization, Teheran, Iran

  • Papua, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

  • Baining masks, SFO Museum, San Francisco, USA

  • Death Matters, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland

  • Kazakstan, Central asian cuktural festival, Doha, Qatar

  • Vertical Urban Factory, NYC, USA

  • Somalia, Völkerkundemuseum Universität Zürich, Switzerland

  • Vanuatu, Musée d'ethnographie de Genève, Switzerland

  • Cowries, Gold and Digital Cash, the money museum oft he Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Österreich

  • With Their Heads Held High – Headgear from all over the World,Technisches Museum der Pforzheimer Schmuck, Germany

  • King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia