Erika P. Rodríguez is a photographer based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. My personal work meditates on the fragility of the island’s collective memory and the implicit tension present by the lack of our political identity. Being...
Focus:Photographer, Photojournalist, Politics, Documentary, News, Film, Photography, Domestic, Portraiture, Culture, Arts & Culture, Freelance, Civil Rights and Social Inequality, Assignments
Zulma Dueño, a KP4 radio amateur, spent the Hurricane María on a chair in her hall as trees fell all around her home. She was trapped inside for a week. The experience inspired Dueño to become a registered radio aficionados to join the community-organized emergency response communications association of her town. 2021
Giovanni Roberto, from Comedores Sociales, was arrested after leading a caravan protests named “Caravana por la Vida” to demand a better response from the government to feed people affected by the pandemic lockdown. 2020
Ashlee Vega and her 7-year-old son pose for a portrait at their home in Aguadilla. The family's fridge broke down with the swarm of selective blackouts affecting the island that began after the privatization of the distribution system by LUMA. Sebastian says he gets scared when the power goes out, so he hides under the kitchen table. 2021
Dr. Tana Wood, tropical forest ecologist, poses for a portrait at El Yunque National Forest. Wood is one of the women shedding light into the toxic culture against women inside the scientific research field. 2021.
Jacob López, 21, and Roma Rodríguez, 23, at El Reflejo, a small venue part of the community based project ‘Urbe Apie’. The pair, who are close friends, began to hold drag shows in their hometown Caguas to create a safe space for the LGBTQ community. 2019.
Luis A. Miranda Jr., father of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the day before the premiere of Hamilton at Centro de Bellas Artes in San Juan, P.R. Miranda's son came back to the stage to play the lead in the Broadway musical Hamilton for its presentation in the island. 2019.