Eric Breitenbach has been a still photographer for over thirty years and a filmmaker for more than fifteen.
His still photographs have appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Details, Doubletake, Information Week, Labor’s Heritage, Essence, and Orlando magazines. He has had over 20 solo exhibitions of his photographs throughout the US and is represented in the permanent collections of the Duke University Center For Documentary Studies, The Carpenter Center at Harvard University, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Ogden Museum of Art, The Norton Gallery of Art, The Southeast Museum of Photography, and the corporate collections of Cincinnati Bell and The Polaroid Corporation.
He has produced documentaries for National Geographic Television, The Sundance Channel, Lifetime Television, America’s Health Network, PBS, and Florida Public Television. Of his most recent feature documentary, When Pigs Fly (co-directed with Phyllis Redman), critic Sheri Linden of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “The film… is an unflinching portrait of how a vibrant woman chooses to live after a devastating injury and the contradiction-filled ways those closest to her cope. The film also is a damning testament to the gaping holes in the workers' compensation system.”
Eric Breitenbach continues to work in still photography, film, and video. in 2007 the Southeast Museum of Photography mounted a mid-career retrospective entitled Eric Breitenbach: Life Stories - Photographs and Films 1981-2007. In 2012 he exhibited his still photographs at the Third Eye Gallery in Varanasi, India.