Born and raised in Dominican Republic, Erika Morillo is a freelance documentary photographer based in New York City. She studied clinical psychology and sociology, which influenced her to photograph as a way to understand her family dynamics and the social environment she inhabits. Her photographs focus on the issues of family, inner city life and the finding of identity. Her work has been published and exhibited in the United States, Dominican Republic, Chile, Canada, Germany and Italy. She lives in Manhattan with her son Amaru.