Erin Lefevre is a documentary photographer from New York City whose work focuses on under-reported social issues. She got her start in photojournalism by interning at MLive/The Muskegon Chronicle in Michigan and later The Hawk Eye Newspaper in Burlington, Iowa. At the conclusion of her internship, she began her freelance career. Erin is equally passionate about teaching: she has taught photography to middle and high students with the Brooklyn Public Library, International Center of Photography, Community Heroes, and within NYC public schools. Erin studied photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she earned her Associate degree. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. Erin recently completed her Master's degree in Adolescent Education from Pace University in New York City.
Her work appears in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, British Journal of Photography, Bloomberg News, BuzzFeed News, Huffington Post, and ProPublica amongst others. She has exhibited her photography both nationally and internationally, including the Lumix Festival for Young Visual Journalism and a solo exhibition at Photoville. Some accolades of her work include the Wellcome Photography Prize 2019, first-place recipient of the Getty Images Creative Bursary Grant 2018, and the 2017 Missouri Photo Workshop "Spirit of the Workshop" award.