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About Brett L. Erickson, PhD

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; his first book, PlainSky, Nebraskans, with National Geographic’s Sam Abell, was published in 2013.

A member of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops faculty since 2013, he is sponsored by Hahnemühle, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious art paper companies. He is a member of both the Royal Photographic Society and the Society for Photographic Education.

Dr. Erickson previously served as Morton and Ella S. Steinhart Professor of Visual Arts at Hastings College, where he taught design, photography, and online development. 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 Art Alumni Exhibition. In 2017 he was selected as the Fall Artist Lecture Series Invited Faculty Lecturer, Hastings' highest faculty honor.