Erika Schultz

Erika Schultz works as a staff photographer for The Seattle Times and as part-time faculty at The University of Washington. In 2017, Pictures of the Year International awarded Schultz an award of excellence for Newspaper Photographer of the Year. Her video work with Corinne Chin won second place for Individual Multimedia Portfolio in NPPA’s 2017 Best of Photojournalism Awards, as well as an honorable mention for Cliff Edom’s “New America Award.” Schultz’s work has been recognized by the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, National Edward R. Murrow Awards, The Alexia Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, and was a finalist for the 2010 and 2013 ASNE Community Service Photojournalism award. She also was part of The Seattle Times’ 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning team for Breaking News Reporting. She serves on the Western Washington Board of the Society of Professional Journalists and is the co-founder of NW Photojournalism.

Reporting Locations


| Erika Schultz, Corinne Chin

Disappearing Daughters | Mothers search for justice and embrace fragile memories

Please view the full multimedia piece at The Seattle Time’s website here.

| Erika Schultz, Corinne Chin


Deportees build new lives, and embrace ‘two cultures, two homes’ Story by Tyrone Beason | Videos by Corinne Chin | Photos by Erika Schultz MEXICO CITY – Orlando Mendoza’s dream was to learn code and work as a software developer…

| Erika Schultz, Corinne Chin

Beyond the Border

A SPECIAL REPORT For asylum-seekers, dreams of a new life in the U.S. stall in Tijuana WRITTEN BY TYRONE BEASON | VIDEOS BY CORINNE CHIN | PHOTOS BY ERIKA SCHULTZ PUBLISHED AUGUST 4, 2019 In…

Focus on journalist Inés García Ramos

While working during this spring’s IWMF Adelante fellowship, I had the opportunity to meet journalist Inés García Ramos. For the last seven years, Garcia Ramos has covered crime, immigration, human rights and government for the…

After HEFAT: Building a first aid kit

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Meet the Fellow: Alex Hall

On a flight from Mexico City to Juarez, KQED radio reporter Alex Hall shared her experiences as one of the only radio reporters serving California’s Central Valley. Her beat spans hundreds of miles— from Fresno…