Erika P. Rodriguez

Freelance Photographer
   
"The Oldest Colony" in Smithsonian Magazine
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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"The Oldest Colony" in Smithsonian Magazine
erika p. rodriguez
Aug 27, 2018
Hurricane María's impact on Puerto Rico was so large that it has shifted part of our national identity. As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria approaches, Puerto Ricans feel not only devastated but abandoned. 

For the July/August issue of the Smithsonian Magazine I had the opportunity to reflected on this issue and the storm's aftermath, sharing new work of my long-term documentary project The Oldest Colony.

Read the full story here: The Slow Recovery in Puerto Rico


Also, last week I took over the 
@smithsonianmagazine Instagram account sharing images from the photo essay in the issue and more!


The Slow Recovery in Puerto Rico
As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria approaches, Puerto Ricans feel not only devastated but abandoned

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