Photograph  ©  Erin Trieb

Photograph © Erin Trieb


Erin Grace Trieb grew up in Dallas, Texas and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in photography from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2004. She began her career photographing in Israel / The Palestinian territories and freelancing for newspapers in Texas. Since 2007 she has worked professionally as a freelance photojournalist, editorial and documentary photographer.  In her work Erin focuses on social issue-driven topics like cultural identity, trauma from war, and feminism - her photography spans a diversity of subject matter from international conflict to feature stories.

Based between Istanbul and New York City, Erin works for a variety of clients including The New York Times, ESPN Magazine, Rolling Stone,, Newsweek, TIME Magazine, Harper’s, Playboy, and many others. Her work has received international recognition and awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of The Year International, The Art Director's Club, American Photography, The Magenta Foundation and the FotoVisura Foundation. In 2011 she founded The Homecoming Project - an awareness and educational campaign highlighting the effects of trauma from war on the US military - which has exhibited in over 50 platforms worldwide. In 2014 Trieb received the distinguished “Alumni Award” from her Alma Mater, Texas A&M University-Commerce. In 2017 she was named a “female icon” of adventure by Outside Magazine. She is represented by National Geographic Image Collection.


2016  AI-AP Award, selected work for annual awards book

          Head On Photo Festival Portrait Prize

2015  International Photography Of The Year,  Documentary, 3rd Place, We Are The YPJ

          Photoville's The Fence, Selected work and exhibition, We Are The YPJ

          Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Award

          AI-AP Award, selected work for annual awards book

2014  Alumni Ambassador Award, Texas A&M University-Commerce

2012  FotoVisura Grant Recipient

2011  Selected, Art Director's Club Young Guns 9 Competition For Creatives 30 and Under

2010  AI-AP Award, selected work for annual awards book

          POYI Award, General New Reporting, Afghanistan: Behind the Frontline, Award of Excellence

2009  Rory Peck Trust Scholarship Recipient                                                            

2007  AI-AP Award, selected work for annual awards book

          POYi Award, Magazine News Picture Story, Kinky Friedman for Governor, 2nd Place

          World Press Photo Award Portrait story, Kinky Friedman for Governor, 3rd Place

2005  Women in Photojournalism, Scholarship Recipient



The Homecoming Project Screening, The PhotoJourn Festival in Bangkok, Thailand


The Homecoming Project, The University of Texas - San Antonio Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

War & Memory, presented by The Homecoming Project with Fovea and Photoville, Co-curator and artist, Photoville Festival, Hamburg, Germany

Battle Company and The War At Home, solo exhibition at Texas A&M University Gallery, Commerce, Texas

We Are The YPJ, presented by United Photo Industries in The Fenceexhibition, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, New York

1in20 exhibition, featuring work from The Homecoming Project, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia


The Homecoming, Projection, Besiktas International Festival of Photography, FotoIstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey           

War & Memory, presented by The Homecoming Project in partnership with Fovea, Co-curator and artist, Photoville Festival, Brooklyn, New York

Soldier-Citizen-Artist, Co-curator and presenting artist, The Mid-America Art Alliance Culture Lab Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

War & Memory, Co-curator and presenting artist, Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon, New York

Bosnia: 20 Years After The War, Projection, Slideluck Potshow, Austin

2014 Print Auction Exhibition, Houston Center For Photography, Houston, Texas


War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath  The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, and The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 

Battle Company at The Somerville Toy Camera Fest, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, Massachusetts

The Gun Show, Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon, New York

In War's Wake: The Aftermath of Iraq and Afghanistan hosted by The Homecoming Project, The Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas


War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, Museum of Fine Arts Houston; work included in the permanent collection, Houston, Texas

Soldier, At Ease,  Houston Center of Photography, Houston, Texas

The Homecoming Project, The End Of War  Exhibition,  Northlight Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

The Homecoming Project, The End Of War  ExhibitionTilt Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

Winter in America, curated by FotoVisura, The Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, UK  

Women in Photography, Projection of work from The Homecoming Project, curated by FotoVisura & Photoville, Photoville Festival, Brooklyn, New York

FotoVisura Exhibition, Curated by FotoVisura, United Photo Industries Gallery, Dumbo, New York

The Homecoming Project, Projection in partnership with The Austin Symphony Orchestra at The Long Center For The Performing Arts, curated by Scott Thode, The Long Center Campus, Austin, Texas

Battle Company, Our Voices Exhibition, hosted by Rose Charities, Milk Gallery, New York City

iSee Exhibition, VII Group Show, Griffin Museum of Photography by Digital Silver Imaging, Belmont, Massachusetts                        


The Homecoming, Projection at Bursa International Photofest, Bursa, Turkey

29th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center For Photography, Houston, Texas   

The Homecoming, Projection at LOOK3 Photography Festival, curated by Scott Thode, Charlottesville, Virginia

Art Director's Club Young Guns 9 Winners Exhibition, sponsored by Corbis, ADC Gallery, New York City

Portraits of Soldiers in Kandahar, Projection Installation, Operation Warrior Wellness Conference hosted by Donna Karen and The David Lynch Foundation, Urban Zen Center, New York City


Afghanistan:  Behind The Frontlines, Projection at Pecha Kucha, Austin, Texas


Afghanistan: Behind The Frontlines, Projection, Slideluck Potshow, Shangrila, Austin, Texas

Afghanistan: Behind The Frontlines, Exhibition, Forward Operating Base Shank, Logar Province, Afghanistan


Kinky Friedman For Texas Governor, Projection, Slideluck Potshow, Shangrila, Austin, Texas


World Press Photo Awards Traveling Exhibition, Exhibited worldwide

64th POYi Traveling Exhibition, Exhibited worldwide

Kinky Friedman For Texas Governor, Projection, at Visa Pour L’Image Festival, Perpignan, France

In Focus: Texas Documentary Photographers, The Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation, Boerne, Texas

Lectures / Artist Talks             


Panelist, Ethics in Journalism, hosted by the American University of Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan


The Battles Back Home, Photoville Festival, Brooklyn, New York

Artist Talk, War & Memory, Fovea Gallery, New York

Guest Speaker and Alumni Ambassador, War and Memory, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Panelist, Journalists on Trauma, hosted by The Deadliner’s Club, The North Door, Austin, TX


Artist Talk, The Gun Show, Fovea Gallery, New York                                                                              

Presenting Artist and Panelist, In War’s Wake: The Aftermath Of Iraq and Afghanistan, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas


Guest Speaker, The Homecoming Project, Projection and Artist Talk, hosted by Hope For Heroes at The Samaritan Center, Austin, Texas

Guest Lecturer, Association of Texas Photography Instructors Conference, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas

Guest Speaker, New York Photo Festival, FotoVisura Exhibitions, Powerhouse, Brooklyn, New York

Artist Talk, Soldier, At Ease Exhibition, Houston Center of Photography, Houston, Texas

Artist Talk, The Homecoming Project, Projection in partnership with The Austin Symphony Orchestra at The Long Center for The Performing Arts, Austin, Texas

Guest Lecturer, Louisiana State University

Guest Lecturer, San Antonio University

Guest Speaker, Wisconsin News Photographers Association Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin                  


Guest Speaker, Pecha Kucha, Austin, Texas


Artist Talk, World Press Photo Awards, Amsterdam

Guest Speaker, Association of Texas Photography Instructors Conference, University of Texas, Austin, Texas