Activist | Photographer

Eric Edward Schell...

...is the Founder and Sole Photographer of the National LGBTQIA+ visibility campaign, Pride Portraits. The campaign has cultivated relationships with 4,000 participants across the country providing visibility, representation and humanization for the LGBTQIA+ community. Pride Portraits has been nationally recognized and partnered with Facebook, FBI, NASA, Chevron, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, PFLAG, Victory Fund and Equality Texas among many other organizations and universities. His work has been featured by Facebook, Reuters, Huffington Post, Elle Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Yahoo! News, Good Housekeeping, Apple News, Outsmart Magazine, Newsweek, Gay Star News and NBC's Today Show. Eric also helped create an extension of the Pride Portraits Campaign by installing a BeVisible Pride Mural in Houston, Texas. The wall was a place for those who don't have the privilege of being out to take their photo on their terms and have complete control of the image. He is a former board member of Montrose Grace Place and a current board member of Transgender Education Network of Texas.