Erica Baum received a BA in anthropology from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an MFA in photography from the Yale School of Art. She has exhibited in New York, Baltimore, San Francisco, Kansas City, Berlin (Germany), Italy, and Mälmo (Sweden). Her work was included in the book Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon Press, 2006). She was a 2008 fellow in photography at the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2009 she presented a solo exhibition of new work at the New York Gallery Dispatch. She lives and works in New York City.