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 and the Palestinian territories from 2004 – 2005. Throughout 2005 – 2008 she was a stringer at The Dallas Morning News and The Houston Chronicle in Texas. Since 2007 she has worked professionally as a freelance photojournalist, editorial and documentary photographer. Erin is deeply committed to social issues; her work focuses mainly on cultural identity, trauma from war, and women's issues - her photography spans a diversity of subject matter from international conflict to feature stories.
Based in Istanbul, Erin photographs for a wide variety of clients including The New York Times, ESPN Magazine, Rolling Stone, NBCnews.com, Newsweek, The Times of London, TIME Magazine, Harper’s, Stern Magazine 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, and the FotoVisura Foundation. In 2011 she founded The Homecoming Project, an awareness campaign highlighting the effects of the trauma of war on US military returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan; The Homecoming Project is consistently featured in the media and has exhibited in over 50 exhibition platforms worldwide. In 2014, at age 32, Trieb received the distinguished Alumni Award from her Alta Mater, Texas A&M University-Commerce.