Erika P. Rodriguez

Freelance Photographer
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Biography: Countering the stereotypical representation of the Caribbean and its people. Based in Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. I am a photographer exploring the topics of community and identity, documenting and living the... read on
Today in the NY Times
erika p. rodriguez
May 11, 2016
Two stories featuring recent work for the NYT on Puerto Rico and the debt crisis.

Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Fiasco Is a Harbinger of Mainland Woes

Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Explained


By Erika P. Rodriguez —

Media News

Published: November

By Erika P. Rodriguez — 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..

Published: October

By Erika P. Rodriguez — Check out the stories published last month that I had the opportunity to work on. For Audubon: Hurricane Maria Almost Wiped Out These Hawks. Can We..
Media News

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 for animal rights activists, but on the..

L.G.B.T.Q. Safe Spaces in Puerto Rico for The New York Times

By Erika P. Rodriguez — I had the great opportunity to photograph this story about Puerto Rico's L.G.B.T.Q. community and their safe spaces. Take a look! “It..

[PR: IN/EX] Exhibition in Los Angeles

By Erika P. Rodriguez —   [PR: IN/EX] opens this Friday, March 1st at the Art Gallery in Glendale Community College , Glendale, Calif. The exhibit presents work that..

The Lit List: Awardee!

By Erika P. Rodriguez — Excited to be selected as part of The Lit List: 30 Under-the-Radar Photographers organized by Authority Collective and Diversify Photo . "The..

"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 identity. As the one-year anniversary of..

First-ever Latin American Foto Festival in NY!

By Erika P. Rodriguez — Excited to announce I will be part of the very first Latin American Foto Festival  in N.Y. The show opens tonight, July 12 at 7pm in the Bronx..

Residency at Trinity College

By Erika P. Rodriguez — Trinity Welcomes Visiting Scholars from Puerto Rico for Weeklong Residencies

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 benefit of the Museo de Arte..

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 animals in the island. On December,..

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 minute and check them out! The Year in..

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 power after Hurricane Maria, but some..

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 , which I have the blessing of being..

"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 Rico's Economic Crisis "Last month, she was..

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 Rico. Make sure to check it out!..

"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, announced the island could not pay its 72..

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 Times assisting a photo editor and will be..
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