Erika Larsen

Erika Larsen

Erika Larsen’s work uses photography, video and writing to learn intimately about cultures that maintain strong connections with nature. She has been working as a magazine photographer since 2000, specializing in human interest stories and sensitive cultural issues.

Her work has been included in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the National Geographic Society, The Swedish Museum of Ethnography, and Ajtte Sámi Museum.

Larsen is a recipient of a World Press Photo award as well as several grants and fellowships, including a Fulbright Fellowship, New Jersey State Arts Council Fellowship, Women in Photography Individual Project Grant, and a Lois Roth Endowment.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Erika Larsen

People of the Horse

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

I travelled to many locations in the western United States to learn about the significance of the horse in Native American culture. The arrival of horse transformed the culture. They allowed tribes to hunt more buffalo than ever before. They tipped the balance of power in favor of mounted warriors and they became prized as wealth. For Native Americans today, horses endure as an emblem of tradition and a source of pride, pageantry, and healing.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Erika Larsen

Sep 232016

The Photo Editor and Photographer Bond: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at how photographers and their editors work together and bring an idea to life? In this exclusive panel, Sarah Leen, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic magazine, sits down with award-winning photographers Erika Larsen and David Guttenfelder.

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