Based in Detroit, Michigan
Phone: (313) 598-2050
Twitter: @erikpaulhoward
Instagram: @erikpaulhoward


Erik Paul Howard is a photographer as well as co-founder of Inside Southwest Detroit, Young Nation, and The Alley Project in southwest Detroit.  He combines his passions for youth and community development with his love of photography.  Through cultural and place-based activities such as lowriding and street art, Erik has been building with neighbors and youth in southwest Detroit for over 20 years.  

Erik’s photography documents his and others' personal relationships and interactions in community. It captures the excitement of people in processes of development, discovery, and general life experiences.


My passions are people, community, culture, and creative processes.  I have a curiosity and an admiration for people and place and believe it is critical to my processes of documenting and sharing stories. 

My life work is fed by observations and explorations of culture, otherness, purpose, roles, power, leadership, relationships, inspiration, and faith.  My images are reflections on these topics.  Continuing to learn and share through my photography is a reciprocal process that allows me to give and to receive through my work.

  Photograph by Jenna Belevender

Photograph by Jenna Belevender