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Errazuriz documented marginalized communities such as sex workers, psychiatric patients, and circus performers during the military dictatorship of Chile. ErrÃ¡zuriz's has said about her work: "They are topics that society doesn't look at, and my intention is to encourage people to dare to look." She was a teacher at a primary school when Augusto Pinochet overtook Chile's Presidential Palace in 1973, inspiring her to begin her photography career. She is the co-founder of the Association of Independent Photographers (AFI). Originally titled the "AsociaciÃ³n de FotÃ³grafos Independientes," she helped create the AFI in 1981 to make it easier for artists in Chile to find legal support and organize group art shows.