Erin Hooley is a 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. 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.”
Through a fellowship from the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, Erin founded Covering Your Community, a project bringing community members together with Chicago journalists for meaningful conversations.
Erin also paints, draws and combines photographs with mixed media in personal journals.