Born in 1955 in Luxembourg. Lives and works in Luxembourg
After working as a technical engineer in the steel industry, he will study photography in Brussels. His first published photographic project is entitled “Naples One Winter”, a work realized thanks to the European Nurseries in 1990-91. For the French Ministry of Agriculture and the BPI of the Centre Georges Pompidou, he will make a reportage in Romania in 1994 and will take part in the exhibition “D’Est en Ouest, chemins de terre et d’Europe”.
Since 1994 he has been working regularly on the theme of borders in Europe, a project for which he was awarded the Grand Prix de la Ville de Vevey in 1995. He participated in the exhibition “Frontiers…the tropism of borders”, at the BPI of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 1996. Yvon Lambert will publish in 1998 Derniers Feux, a book on the last weeks of the last blast furnace in Luxembourg. The Japan Foundation will support him in 1999 for the realization in Japan of the “Nature/Culture” project. He will stay in Laos in 2001 and in Vietnam in 2002 for exhibition projects commissioned by the Ministry of Cooperation of Luxembourg.
In 2004, after numerous trips to Romania, Yvon Lambert published Retours de Roumanie. In 2005 in collaboration with the writer Nico Helminger he published Brennweiten der begegnung, a portrait of the city of Differdange. Lézardes, a book about the daily life in Havana, realized with the Cuban writer Karla Suarez is published by Éditions Husson in Brussels in 2007.
In 2010, Yvon Lambert ends his project on European spaces/frontiers with a trip to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. In 2011, the photographer publishes Napoli, a second book dedicated to this city, published by Éditions Husson in 2011.
During the last years of his career, he has travelled all over his native land – Luxembourg – and has delivered a first survey of the rural world with “Terres fermes”.
He has also taken an interest in tourism in the north of Luxembourg, a variation on free time that will result in 2014 in the publication of the book On Vacation (Clervaux – Cité de l’image) and an exhibition at the Ancien Brahaus de Clervaux.