Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico
email: erikaprodrgz [at] gmail.com | phone: +1 787 565 9046
Born in the late 80s, I was raised between the concrete jungle of the city and the green mountains of Puerto Rico. After suffering from the common island fever I took a one-way plane to California to get a BS in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute. Since that I have worked the LA Times as an Asst. Photo Editor in the Calendar Section, and now as a freelance photographer.
After six years in the Golden State, I relocated from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico, following my heart to focus on long-term projects that pursue stories about the underrepresented area of the Caribbean. Being from a country that is culturally Latin American, but politically American, has shaped my interest as a documentary photographer to explore the topics of community and identity.
My work has appeared in The Washington Post, Bloomberg, The New York Times, Center of Investigative Journalism of Puerto Rico and El Nuevo Día.
I am available for assignments.
Photography is a dialogue.
I choose the subtle moments because it is there – in the quietness of time – where a story is also told.
Awards & Recognitions
2016 New York Times Portfolio Review, Selected Participant
2014 Eddie Adams Workshop XXVII, Student
2013 Photographer of the Year, Association of Puerto Rican Photojournalists
2013 Felix Cordero Award and Jack Delano Award [Honorable Mention],
Association of Puerto Rican Photojournalists
2013 New York Times Portfolio Review, Selected Participant
2012 67th College Photographer of the Year | Portrait Category, Silver
2012 NPPA Aug-Oct Student Clip Contest News Category, Third Place
2010 65th College Photographer of the Year | Portrait Category, Award of Excellence