Erica Lansner   |   PHOTOGRAPHER

Best known for her portraiture and portrayals of everyday life around the world, Erica Lansner brings to all her work a vision that is intimate, emotional and sympathetic. An award-winning photojournalist, she has traveled to more than 35 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa on assignment for leading international magazines and corporations.


Lansner's work has appeared in numerious publications including Newsweek, US News & World Report, Business Week, Sports Illustrated, Der Stern, The New York Times, and Travel Holiday. In the early 1990's she was based in Paris and Barcelona, where she covered the city's rise as a European cultural center on the eve of the 1992 Summer Olympics.


During several trips to China, she documented the evolving relationship between modernization and ancient culture, and won a Pictures of the Year award for this project in 1994. The same year, Life Magazine featured her photo of the Hebron Massacre in Israel in the Year in Pictures Issue. She syndicates her work through the Black Star Photo Agency, which she joined in 1989, and GettyImages.


Lansner was born in New York City and graduated with a degree in Art History from Vassar College. Before becoming a photographer, she spent seven years working at CBS News in New York and Rome. She speaks French, Italian, and Spanish. Erica Lansner has exhibited at the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY, and at New York University. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.