Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico

email: erika [at] erikaprodriguez.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 at Gallery 27 in Santa Barbara, the LA Times as an Asst. Photo Editor in the Calendar Section, and now as a freelance photographer. 

Recently 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. My background, being from a country that is culturally Latin American but politically American, has shaped my interest as a documenta
ry 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


Photo by Natalia Lassalle-Morillo
© 2017 Erika P. Rodriguez via Visura