About Brett L. Erickson
A photographer whose fine art and documentary images have won acclaim internationally, Brett Erickson’s work has shown in locations such as London, England; Belfast, Ireland; Laguna Beach, California; Kamloops, British Columbia; Santa Fe, New Mexico; SoHo, New York City; and Berlin, Germany.
As a professional journalist and documentary photographer, his work has appeared at National Geographic.com, National Public Radio, American Public Media, and Nebraska Educational Telecommunications; he formerly served as the freelance Central Nebraska Bureau Chief for NET Radio (Nebraska Public Radio). His first book, PlainSky, Nebraskans, with National Geographic’s Sam Abell, was published in 2013, and he is currently working on a second involving the culture of rural rodeos in the High Plains of the American West.
A sought-after workshop instructor, he teaches yearly courses at the world’s foremost photographic educational center, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. He serves as Associate Professor of Visual Arts at Hastings College, where he has taught design, photography, and online development since 2003. The Hastings College Student Alumni Association presented him with its award for exemplary teaching in 2005, and in 2015 he was honored with the Hastings College Alumni Exhibition. In 2017 he was selected as the Fall Artist Lecture Series Invited Faculty Lecturer, Hastings' highest faculty honor.
Brett is sponsored by Hahnemühle, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious art paper companies.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from Hastings College in 1995, a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in English Language Arts from Hastings College in 1999, and a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, one of the nation’s top 12 journalism master’s programs, in 2009. He is currently completing his PhD in Educational Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.