Erin Grace Trieb grew up in Dallas, Texas and completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree with an emphasis in commercial, portraiture and studio photography from East Texas State University in 2004. After interning as a newspaper photographer in Israel, she has since freelanced as an independent photojournalist and documentary photographer, covering major stories in the Middle East, Africa, and most recently the war in Afghanistan. Her work concentrates on a diversity of subject matter from international conflict and social concerns to local, feature stories in Texas.
Erin has gained international recognition for her work including awards from World Press Photo and Pictures Of The Year International on her coverage of the Texas Gubernatorial elections in 2006. In 2010 she was awarded again from Pictures of the Year International for her coverage of a US military medical unit in Afghanistan. She has also been nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass and PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers, and was the recipient of a Rory Peck Trust bursary in 2009.
Her photographs have been published by TIME Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC.com, Newsweek, Forbes, GEO Magazine, Der Spiegel, The Financial Times, The Times in London, Texas Monthly Magazine, Stern, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.
Erin is currently based between Austin, Texas, and upstate New York, where she is pursuing an extensive documentary project and study on US infantry soldiers returning from the war in Afghanistan.
Erin will be represented by VII Mentor Program beginning in Sept. 2010.