Erica Reade is originally from Montreal Canada, and she has been in NYC for 15 years. Her background is in International Affairs and human rights, and she is a full-time freelance photographer. Erica is the Founding Director of the NYC photography collective Camera of the Month Club, an artist member of SohoPhoto Gallery, and a Nikon Scholarship winner at the Santa Fe Scholarship Workshops. Erica is fascinated by the juxtaposition of beach culture and landscape along NY’s coastlines in the midst of NYC’s urban chaos. She has been working on her series Beach Lovers since 2015, a documentation of couples, intimacy, and summer in NYC, and her series Reflected since 2017.