Erich worked for 20 years at the Morning News before becoming a freelancer. He's been to Cuba before, covering Pope John Paul II's historic meeting with Fidel Castro in 1998, for instance, and he always manages to capture some interesting moments with his camera.
He's based in Austin. He grew up on the U.S.-Mexico border, speaks Spanish and can eat more tacos al pastor than any human I know. A short bio is here.