Erin Hooley is photojournalist at the Chicago Tribune where she has enjoyed working with a wonderful photo staff since 2015. She covers a wide range of news, crime, sports, features and documentary projects, including video. Previously, she spent five years making photos at the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, including a long-term, personal project on mixed martial arts culture and people in Utah. After moving to Alaska, she worked as a photographer for the University of Alaska Anchorage. Erin was also a photo assistant during the Iditarod 1000+ mile sled dog race. One summer, she traveled to every brewery in Alaska and photographed hundreds of beers for The Beer Up Here iPhone app. She studied at the University of Colorado in her hometown of Boulder and found a love for photojournalism in Dan Eldon’s “The Journey is the Destination.”
She recently helped create Chicago Women in Media, a group that “exists to foster conversations and provide support for visual storytellers in Chicago and beyond.”
Erin also paints, draws and combines photographs with mixed media in personal journals.