Erin Lefevre is a documentary photographer from New York City whose work focuses on under-reported social issues. Erin studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she earned her Associate degree in Photography. She then transferred to the San Francisco Art Institute, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. Erin is currently working towards her Master's degree in Education at Pace University in New York City.
Erin 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 has also worked as a photo editor with Blink Media and taught photography to middle and high students with the Brooklyn Public Library, International Center of Photography, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Community Heroes.
Her work appears in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, British Journal of Photography, AARP, BuzzFeed News, Huffington Post, and ProPublica amongst others. Some accolades of her work include the Wellcome Photography Prize 2019, Getty Images Creative Bursary Grant 2018, and the 2017 Missouri Photo Workshop "Spirit of the Workshop" award.