• Erika P. Rodríguez

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  • Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Nationality: Puerto Rican
    Biography: 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 BS in Visual... read on
Biography
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 BS in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute. Since that I have worked the LA Times as an Asst. Photo Editor in the Calendar Section, and now as a freelance photographer. 
After six years in the Golden State, I relocated from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico, following my heart to focus on long-term projects that pursue stories about the underrepresented area of the Caribbean. Being from a country that is culturally Latin American, but politically American, 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 The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Center of Investigative Journalism of Puerto Rico.