Galerie Maubert sent us this message:
It is with infinite sadness that we announce the passing of photographer Éric Guglielmi, 51 years old.
Eric was one of the gallery’s very first artists, showing his photographs of the Niger River from the third exhibition 10 years ago. He leaves behind a monumental work, he spent more than 30 years traveling the world: Europe, South America and above all in Africa. A moving and upset artist, he left photojournalism in 2002 to build long-term works, facing current affairs, allowing us to “see differently”. Faithful to his Ardennes origins, he signed two cult series about the poet Rimbaud and the Ardennes forest. His latest series Paradis Perdu takes us to the forests of the Congo Basin, the second green lung of the earth, to the Baka tribes, victims of deforestation.
Beyond his role as a photographer, Eric left an unforgettable imprint on the Maubert Gallery, allowing us to discover, in his studio, the hidden work of Payram, or presenting us, always benevolent, the work of Arnaud Lesage via the sublime edition of Anatopée aux Éditions GANG, which Eric had founded in 2010. A purist of prints, he did not hesitate to accompany the other artists of the gallery, Laurent Goldring, Jonas Delhaye, Nicolas Floc’h, who will be eternally grateful to him.
Our hearts go out to his three children, his companion, his parents, his faithful friends, all the young photographers he had trained and helped, without hesitation, in particular Franck and Louis, all his admirers of the Doc, where he created the laboratory. argentic for all the artists who wanted to try it (from the silver salts print to Platinum palladium or the two-color gum that he had just tamed), all collectors, directors of institutions, museum friends who came to listen to him with passion.
Frank, committed, honest, passionate, generous, Eric was a friend. It was in his company that we had the most beautiful moments listening to him remake the (sound) world. His love for others, his commitment and his fight against indifference will remain forever engraved in his magnificent work, which we will continue to bring to life thanks to you.
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