Marie Eriel Hobro is a documentary photographer and filmmaker from Wahiawa, Hawai'i of Filipina, Spanish, Chinese and Danish descent. She received her education from Brooks Institute and attended the Eddie Adams XXIX Workshop as a student in the Fall of 2016.
Hobro enjoys working on colorful, wonderfully peculiar stories that defy odds and celebrate individuality. She is also passionate about changing the skewed narratives associated with her beloved home, Hawai'i, and bringing more stories about POC and LBGTQ+ communities to light.
With her camera as her tool, she hopes to give a voice to unique and unnoticed people in society— empowering them and giving them the positive recognition that they deserve. She is available for assignment anywhere.
Some of her clients include LA Times, HGTV, A&E Network, Airbnb, Topic, Grindr's INTO Magazine, Nella Media Group, Honolulu Magazine, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hana Hou! Magazine, The National Senior Games Association, and several others. Hobro is also a member of Women Photograph and a film production intern for award-winning filmmaker, Ciara Lacy.
"Journalism is for the people. It is community-centric yet global in perspective. It is to inform and enlighten; to expand the dialogue; to probe and provoke; to stimulate and engage; to show the way or present another way; to open the doors and to uncover wrong; to give the voiceless a megaphone."