Essential Workers Photo Story – Sonoma Magazine

Thrilled to have this series of 9 workers from a variety of jobs in Sonoma County that offer a window into some of the workers who never stopped doing their jobs during the COVID-19 Shutdowns. Link to photos/story below:

TV Interview about #BlackLivesMatter coverage in Santa Rosa, CA

KRCB TV interview about protest coverage from erik castro | photojournalist on Vimeo. This is a NorCal Public Media KCRB Television interview that aired June 2, 2020 about my Saturday evening George Floyd protest coverage in Santa Rosa, CA. KCRB CEO Darren LaShelle had reached out my images circling on social media; especially my image... Continue Reading →

Local business surviving Covid-19 shutdowns

Whenever covering a story where there is potential physical harm to myself--such as a wildfire or a violent situation--I usually have no problem staying focused on my work while weighing the inherent risks of being a photojournalist. But I found myself distracted during these photo shoots, not for my own safety, but due to my... Continue Reading →

HARVESTER – Original Website

HARVESTER Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:45:14 +0000 en-US 1.2 270630296 null-null /our-story-banner HARVESTER Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:41:54 +0000 <![CDATA[HARVESTERA portrait of immigrant labor]]> our-story-banner page 0 publish /new-page ABOUT PROJECT Thu, 01 Aug 2019 19:26:30 +0000 <![CDATA[about the project I photographed my first grape harvest in 2011 while on assignment for the... Continue Reading →

BROKEN – Original Journal/Reporting Site

broken Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:25:31 +0000 en-US 1.2 1109449091 Personal-null /our-story broken Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:58:55 +0000 <![CDATA[ “Nobody chooses this life. It just happens and it can happen to anyone” — Steve Singleton  BROKEN: a year in the life of a homeless couple(Project began February 2017)Last year Santa Rosa,... Continue Reading →

The Making of BROKEN – NPPA Magazine

The National Press Photographers Association published an 8-page story about what it took to independently produced at 14-month-long photo essay about a homeless couple living in Santa Rosa, California. From that 2017 Valentine's Day morning when I walked downtown looking for homeless subjects in what felt like a huge throw of the dice and now... Continue Reading →

A Brutal Murder

TEXAS STORY +++ In 2003, after recently moving to Texas I met this young man Ross Byrd at a chapel in Huston-TIllotson College in Austin, TX. I sat near him while we watched a documentary about how his father James Byrd Jr. had been brutally murdered by being dragged to death from the back of... Continue Reading →

Discussing BROKEN – SRJC Arts & Lecture

Santa Rosa Junior College offered me the opportunity to discuss BROKEN, my year-long project with homeless couple Steve and Michelle. It was an opportunity to explain why long term documentary photography is vital to understanding complex social issues. It also helped explain that in order to see something like Steve's relationship with his son it... Continue Reading →

Seadrift Beach

<p><a href="">Seadrift Beach New Years Day 2019</a> from <a href="">erik castro | photojournalist</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p> I've always seen the camera as just a tool. Whether it's my big SLR Nikon or my iPhone I get the same sense of expression from both. A New Years Day at the beach shot with my iPhone. January... Continue Reading →

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