Erica McKeehen (b. 1987) is a portrait and concert photographer from Bucryus, OH currently based in Chicago, IL. She received her Bachelor's degree in Commercial Photography from Ohio University in 2010 and is currently pursuing an MA in Arts Management from Columbia College in Chicago while serving as a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Erica is also a burlesque performer who derives her aesthetics from 80s rock icons. As a photographer, she has captured performing legends Depeche Mode, The Damned, and Adam Ant, among others. Erica's personal work is a series of intimate narratives in which she documents both tender and detached scenes, reconciling the perceived distance with which we approach each other. She aims to capture the provacative quality of the everyday, employing pools of available light. Interested in the bonds we make with our living spaces and neighborhoods as sites of safety, familiarity, and restoration, her work often evokes loneliness.