Erin Michelle Burk (b. 1999) is a visual storyteller who documents the confluence of tenderness and resilience in people's lives. In her work, she examines the search for togetherness amidst isolation and how history impacts the present.

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.

Erin is currently working on stories about healthcare access and conservation of traditional medicine. She is available for assignment.


Based in Athens, Ohio

erinburkphoto@gmail.com

(978) 732-4839

Accolades

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  Student Enhancement Award

2022  National Press Photographers Foundation, Reid Blackburn Scholarship

2021  Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIV

2021-2022  NPPA Ohio University, President

2021  Don Perris Scholarship-Internship Grant

2020-2021  NPPA Ohio University, Secretary

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

2019  Lens Collective Workshop

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