Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
email: erika [at] erikaprodriguez.com | phone: 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 B.S. in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute. After six years in the Golden State, I relocated from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico, following my heart to focus on long-term projects about the underrepresented area of the Caribbean.
Being from a place that is culturally Latin American, but politically a territory of the United States, has shaped my interest as a documentary photographer to explore the topics of community and identity.
My work has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and NPR, among others. 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
2010 65th College Photographer of the Year | Portrait Category, Award of Excellence
2018 "Photoville Outdoor Exhibit: The Oldest Colony"
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY
2018 "Latin American Foto Festival"
Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY
2017 "The Expanded Caribbean: Contemporary Photography at the Crossroads"
Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 "We Came For This"
Gallery 27, Santa Barbara, CA
Photo by Ellis Omar Williams