Erieta Attali has been an Adjunct Professor of Architectural Photography at Columbia GSAPP since 2003. She has also worked as a visiting professor at universities such the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen, Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo, the Catholic University in Santiago de Chile, Architectural Association in London, RMIT in Melbourne, University of Tokyo and others. Attali studied photography at Goldsmiths, University of London, she continued her studies as a visiting scholar at Columbia GSAPP with a support of Fulbright Foundation, and Waseda University, Tokyo. She has a Ph.D. from RMIT University, School of Architecture and Design, Australia.
Attali began her photographic career in 1993 as a landscape and archaeology photographer.
For over ten years she photographed excavation sites and archaeological findings specializing in the documentation of ancient painting in under earth tombs with the use of UV and IR radiation. During this period, Attali worked in various museums in Greece, Turkey, Italy, France and UK. Her corps of archaeological work includes thousands of photographs produced for scientific documentation and archaeological publications.
In parallel with her past work as an archaeology photographer, she photographed landscapes in different parts of the world. Her pictures have been published and exhibited internationally. Her work has been supported by prestigious institutions, such as Fulbright, Japan Foundation, Graham Foundation, Dreyer's Foundation, Norwegian Embassy in Copenhagen, Danish Arts Council, Chilean Ministry of Culture culminating to numerous exhibitions and publications. During the past 20 years, Attali has been preoccupied primarily with architectural photography, both as a profession and as a fine-art photographer. Her architectural work expands from Europe to Americas and from Asia to Australia.