Hans Silvester regularly opens his archives and selects his best images to share with you. Presented in full page, with few texts, by themes and by small series, they change regularly. It is up to you to watch their appearance if you are greedy of their beauty, for the pleasure of the eyes.

About Hans Silvester :

Hans Silvester, born in 1938 in Lörrach, Germany, has been passionate about photography since childhood. In 1960, he arrived in the Camargue and enjoyed his first success with a report on horses accompanied by texts by Jean Giono.  Falling in love with the region, the photographer settled in Provence.

From then on, he travels around the world and creates images that testify to his curiosity, his talent for obtaining photographs that capture the truth… In 1965, he joined the Rapho agency as a major reporter and in 1977 he made the first cover of the first issue of the magazine Géo.

Throughout his life as a photographer, Hans Silvester brings together an impressive number of images bearing all his signature: from petanque to birds and horses, (for which he will be awarded at the Leipzig Book Fair), cats, scarecrows, kites, local customs… in every country in the world.

The 80s mark his ecological commitment: he publishes reports on the natural parks of Europe, denounces the ravages of deforestation in the Amazon, produces a long report on the Calavon river in Provence and finally is interested in the exploitation of the forest in North America. Since the early 2000s, he has travelled through southern Ethiopia to meet the peoples of the Omo Valley and the surrounding mountains.

These testimonies and the beauty of the photos of these exceptional peoples have earned him international recognition and great success. It is exhibited in the largest museums and the galleries constantly solicit it as well as photography festivals around the world.

The signature of this formidable observer lies in his ability to immerse himself in the subjects that fascinate him, the time he spends there (years), his integration into such different worlds, all of which have accepted him, integrated him, offered themselves to his gaze.