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					    FEATURED EXHIBITION OF CONTACT TORONTO PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2008
    MAY 1 - 31, 2008




    Silent Warriors
    Silent Warriors is the result of Eric Klemm’s travels
    through Canada and the United States, taking
    portraits of three hundred men and women over the
    course of one year. Klemm explores the subject of
    the North American Indian, recalling Edward Curtis’
    photographic tradition of the early twentieth century.
    Curtis’ pictorialist aesthetics created a romanticized
    ethnography of North American Indians and                                                                            2   3    4    5
    constructed a cultural memory rooted in sentiment.
    Klemm deconstructs this grand narrative to reveal
    a contemporary, straightforward and vital depiction
    of reality.

    While Curtis embraced pose and embellishment,
    Klemm decidedly avoids this, and relies on the                                                   BIOGRAPHY
    spontaneity of his encounters with his subjects and
    the relationship fostered from that moment. Straying       Eric Klemm, born 1939 in Germany, is a photo-
    from the traditional use of studio backdrops or            related artist who lives on Salt Spring Island
    landscape, Klemm photographs against a pure white          in British Columbia, Canada. After studying
    backdrop and uses only natural light, removing any         graphic design, Klemm turned to photography
    opportunity for assumption. There is no pretense,          in 1968. Klemm is a member of the prestigious
    and Klemm’s subjects silently communicate                  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, and
    pathos, pride and defiance. These uncompromising           his photographic works have been displayed               6    7    8     9
    portraits, located within the everyday, offer a relevant   internationally at private galleries and public
    and realistic visual record of the human spirit as a       institutions, including the National Portrait Gallery,
    product of history.                                        London and the Center of Fine Art Photography,
                                                               Colorado. Klemm’s Shavings and Silent Warriors
    Silent Warriors was awarded 1st Prize at the Prix          series have each received numerous awards in
    de la Photographie, Paris 2007, and 2nd Prize at the       North America and Europe, and the renowned
    International Photography Awards/Lucie Awards,             publishing house Steidl will release Silent Warriors
    Los Angeles 2007.                                          as a major art book in Fall/Winter 2008.




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          cover   Robert                       Tewa, San Juan, New Mexico                            chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          1       Alexander                    Tewa, San Juan, New Mexico                            chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          2       Micki Free                   Comanche/Cherokee, Big Cypress Reservation, Florida   chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          3       Unidentified Drifter         Inuit, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories             chromogenic print, ed. 1/15   23.5 x 19 in. / 60 x 48 cm
          4       Curt Passing Rain            Zuni/Tewa, San Juan, New Mexico                       chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          5       Jose Little Man              Aztec, Orlando, Florida                               chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          6       Virginia                     Sechelt, Vancouver, British Columbia                  chromogenic print, ed. 1/15   23.5 x 19 in. / 60 x 48 cm
          7       Kasey                        Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Glen Rose, Texas         chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          8       Darren                       Choctaw, Glen Rose, Texas                             chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          9       Anthony                      Tewa, San Juan, New Mexico                            chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          10      Marvin                       Tewa, San Juan, New Mexico                            chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          11      Sonny                        Cherokee, Big Cypress Reservation, Florida            chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          12      David Whitewolf              Cherokee/Wolf Clan, Charleston, West Virginia         chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          13      Rachel                       Ateca, Orlando, Florida                               chromogenic print, ed. 1/15   23.5 x 19 in. / 60 x 48 cm
          14      Ernie                        Sugar Cane/Shuswap, Williams Lake, British Columbia   chromogenic print, ed. 1/15   23.5 x 19 in. / 60 x 48 cm
          15      Harvey                       Esketemc, Big Bar Creek, British Columbia             chromogenic print, ed. 1/15   23.5 x 19 in. / 60 x 48 cm
          16      Kasey 2                      Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Glen Rose, Texas         chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm




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          17      John                         Sechelt, Vancouver, British Columbia                  chromogenic print, ed. 1/15   23.5 x 19 in. / 60 x 48 cm
          18      Marvin 2                     Tewa, San Juan, New Mexico                            chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          19      Curt Passing Rain 2          Zuni/Tewa, San Juan, New Mexico                       chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          20      Charmaine                    Cree, Vancouver, British Columbia                     chromogenic print, ed. 1/15   23.5 x 19 in. / 60 x 48 cm

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          21      Clifford                     Mohawk, Orlando, Florida                              chromogenic print, ed. 1/8    35 x 30 in. / 89 x 76 cm
          22      Linda                        Haudenasaune/Seneca, Orlando, Florida                 chromogenic print, ed. 1/15   23.5 x 19 in. / 60 x 48 cm

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