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Erika P. Rodriguez

Freelance Photographer
   
Published: November & December
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Biography: Born in the late 80s, I was raised between metropolitan city of San Juan and the green mountains of Puerto Rico. In 2009 I took a one way plane to California to complete my bachelors. After six years in the Golden State I relocated from Los... read on
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Published: November & December
erika p. rodriguez
Jan 1, 2020
Location: puerto rico
In the New York Times:

The Last Days of Legal Cockfighting in Puerto Rico
A story written by Patricia Mazzei about the upcoming federal ban on cockfighting in the island.
“This is our life,” Mr. Figueroa said on a recent morning as he tossed dried corn kernels into the birds’ feeding dishes. “If they take this away from us, what are we going to do? I’m 70 years old. No one else is going to give me a job.”


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An Artist Who Transforms Paintings Into Cosmic Sculptures 
For T Magazine "A new exhibition in New York showcases the boundary-pushing, but long overlooked, work of Zilia Sánchez."
“Colors have to call me,” she says. “It’s why I’ve never used red. Sometimes I listen to the call and I grab my brush and start painting over works that are already done.”









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After Hurricane Maria femicides in Puerto Rico doubled, as domestic violence hides in plain sight

By Erika P. Rodriguez / Puerto Rico — In 2018, the year following Hurricane Maria, women killed by their partners in Puerto Rico doubled. I had..
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Diversify Photo & Darkroom COVID-19 Relief Print Sale

By Erika P. Rodriguez / Puerto Rico — The Diversify Photo &  Darkroom COVID-19 Relief Print Sale is up until April 20th! I am selling a..
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Published: October

By Erika P. Rodriguez / puerto rico — Check out the stories published last month that I had the opportunity to work on. For Audubon: Hurricane..
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On assignment for NPR: In Puerto Rico, The Days Of Legal Cockfighting Are Numbered

By Erika P. Rodriguez — In Puerto Rico, The Days Of Legal Cockfighting Are Numbered A congressional ban on the sport was a victory..
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L.G.B.T.Q. Safe Spaces in Puerto Rico for The New York Times

By Erika P. Rodriguez / puerto rico — I had the great opportunity to photograph this story about Puerto Rico's L.G.B.T.Q. community and their..
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[PR: IN/EX] Exhibition in Los Angeles

By Erika P. Rodriguez / Glendale —   [PR: IN/EX] opens this Friday, March 1st at the Art Gallery in Glendale Community College , Glendale,..
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The Lit List: Awardee!

By Erika P. Rodriguez / san juan, puerto rico — Excited to be selected as part of The Lit List: 30 Under-the-Radar Photographers organized by Authority..
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"The Oldest Colony" in Smithsonian Magazine

By Erika P. Rodriguez — Hurricane María's impact on Puerto Rico was so large that it has shifted part of our national..
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First-ever Latin American Foto Festival in NY!

By Erika P. Rodriguez / bronx, new york — Excited to announce I will be part of the very first Latin American Foto Festival  in N.Y. The show..
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Residency at Trinity College

By Erika P. Rodriguez — Trinity Welcomes Visiting Scholars from Puerto Rico for Weeklong Residencies
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Prints for Sale Online: Forgotten Lands Benefit Exhibit

By Erika P. Rodriguez — Last month the Forgotten Lands Collective held an exhibit at Picture Farm Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y., in..
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Story in Audubon Magazine

By Erika P. Rodriguez — Hurricane Maria did not just affect people, but it also destroyed most of the trees home to birds and other..
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Included in The Year in Pictures 2017 of the NYT

By Erika P. Rodriguez — Honored to be included in this incredible selection of photographs from 2017 by The New York Times. Take a..
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In the NY Times: Puerto Rican Christmas after Maria

By Erika P. Rodriguez — After Surviving Maria, Trying to Keep Holiday Traditions Alive Large parts of Puerto Rico still don’t have..
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LensCulture feature on the Advanced Mentorship Program

By Erika P. Rodriguez — Read James Estrin's interview about Advanced Mentorship Studies program at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center ,..
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"We are spectators of our history"

By Erika P. Rodriguez — My work was featured in the New York Times' Lens Blog. You can see it here: A Sad Homecoming to Puerto..
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Instagram Take Over at OSF

By Erika P. Rodriguez — This week, I'm posting in Open Society Foundation's Instagram stories about the debt crisis affecting Puerto..
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Today in the NY Times

By Erika P. Rodriguez — Two stories featuring recent work for the NYT on Puerto Rico and the debt crisis. Puerto Rico’s Fiscal..
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"The Debt Is Not Ours"

By Erika P. Rodriguez — A few weeks before I landed in Puerto Rico to stay indefinitely, the governor, Alejandro García Padilla,..
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From The Golden State

By Erika P. Rodriguez — Hola! Greetings from Los Angeles, very-very excited to join FotoVisura. I am currently working at the LA..
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