Erika Larsen is a photographer and multidisciplinary storyteller known for her essays, which document cultures that maintain close ties with nature.
Larsen has shot multiple stories for National Geographic—from following Sàmi reindeer herders across the Scandinavian Arctic to exploring the significance of the horse in Native American culture. Erika was also part of the team that produced the magazine’s 2016 Yellowstone issue, and she contributed to Yellowstone: A Journey Through America’s Wild Heart, published by National Geographic Books.
Larsen has been a Fulbright Fellow for her study of the North Sàmi language, resulting in her first monograph, “Sàmi, Walking With Reindeer,” released in 2013. As a National Geographic Society Fellow, Larsen has explored the landscape of the Americas in relation to its animals and natural resources.
Larsen's images are represented by Nat Geo Creative, and her work has been shown in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Fotografiska Museum in Sweden, and the Reggio Calabria National Archaeological Museum in Italy, as well as at Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan, France. She is also one of the featured photographers in Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, which profiles the lives and work of important photojournalists and goes behind the lens of their individual assignments.
Read more about her and her work at http://www.erikalarsenphoto.com.