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Eric Vazzoler

Eric Vazzoler


phone: +49 (0) 71 51-96 46 0


Portraits, youth, France, former Soviet Union, central Asia


Born in 1963 in Paris, Eric studied Russian at the Sorbonne and became a free-lance portrait photographer for various French publications including Libération, Le Point, and La Vie, with short stints at Vu, Sipa und Editing (Paris). He joined Zeitenspiegel in 2006, the same year he was nominated for the Prix Niepce. 2008 grand prix at the Lodz photo festival. His favorite subject is youth culture in Europe and the former Soviet Union, and his upcoming projects involve sportswomen. Conducts workshops in French, Russian, English and German.

Horse race


The big race

In late August, Europe’s fastest thoroughbreds come to Iffezheim, near Baden Baden. Gambling addicts, horse fanatics, elegantly dressed women, all with motives of their own to attend, whether financial, emotional, or simply ritual need to celebrate the last sunny days of summer.

Champion ballroom dancers


Champion ballroom dancers

The Liederhalle in Stuttgart has for ten years been home to the German Open ballroom dance championships. As a photographer, Eric Vazzoler specializes in the former Soviet Union - so he felt right at home with the dancers, many of whom stem from eastern Europe. His photographs from this summer’s competition will form the basis of a book project.



Where the tasty stuff grows

Photo-essay on Germany’s wine industry. French photographer Eric Vazzoler explores the German grape harvest and discovers intense moments of community in southwestern Germany’s late summer landscapes.




A selection of portraits.