Erika Langley is an internationally recognized, award-winning photojournalist. A native of Arlington, Virginia, she attended the Rhode Island School of Design, cross-registering for writing courses at Brown University, and graduated with honors in 1989. She worked for newspapers in Virginia, winning three Virginia Press Awards before moving to Seattle in 1992.
The Lusty Lady project began in 1992. The book The Lusty Lady by Erika Langley was published worldwide in 1997 by SCALO in English and German editions. It was featured in magazines across the world, included in five other books, and exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, who purchased five prints for their permanent collection. The work has been shown in numerous other exhibits including the book and exhibit "Los Colores de La Carne" in Grenada, Spain with six others, including American photojournalists Susan Meiselas and Merry Alpern.
Erika Langley is the recipient of three Grants for Artist's Projects from Artist Trust, an Art Matters, Inc. grant, and a Print Sponsorship from Photographic Center Northwest. She lives in Seattle, WA and goes to Washaway Beach every chance she gets.