Ritzel, Erika. | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Erika Ritzel was born in Carbondale, Illinois. She moved to St. Louis to attended Webster University where she graduated with a BFA in photography in 2002. Later in 2002, she received a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council to complete a project involving the flood of 1993 along the Mississippi River. During this flood, her grandparent's home, as well as the rest of the town, was destroyed.
Erika currently works as a freelance designer for Robert George Studio and is adjunct photography faculty at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota.