Erika Larsen: Sami - Walking with the Reindeer
Help support Erika Larsen’s fantastic long-term body of work, Sami - Walking with the Reindeer. Larsen is currently pre-selling copies her book of the project through the visual journalism crowd funding site, Emphas.is.
My photographs explore the Sámi herder’s symbiotic relationship with the environment, their existence in today’s world and their ancestral roots.
This work was created in Kautokeino, Norway and Gallivare, Sweden where I worked as a beaga, or housekeeper, for a family of Sámi reindeer herders. I chose to immerse myself in this manner so that I could better understand what I was seeing and experiencing when creating the images. The actual image making process was intuitive but the process for understanding the culture required full immersion, through work, learning North Sámi language and listening.
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