Erin Michelle Burk (b. 1999) is a documentary photographer based in Chicago, IL. She is currently working on longform projects examining the aftermath of conflict in the Pacific and the interplay between science and religion.

Born in the United States and raised in the Marshall Islands, she is currently studying photojournalism and history at Ohio University. She has produced work for the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the TedX Program.

Guam, USA

(978) 732-4839


2022  Hearst Photojournalism II Semifinalist

2022  Ohio News Photographers Association; College Photographer of the Year, 1st Place; Feature Picture Story, 1st Place

2022  Northern Short Course, Feature Picture Story, 2nd Place

2022  National Press Photographers Foundation, Reid Blackburn Scholarship

2021  Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIV

2021-2022  NPPA Ohio University, President

2020  Ohio News Photographers Association, James R. Gordon Ohio Understanding Award, 1st Place

2019  Lens Collective Workshop

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