Photographer, National Geographic

Erika Larsen

Erika Larsen has used photography to document cultures that maintain strong connections with nature. She is currently a National Geographic Society Fellow and Explorer.

Among her assignments, Larsen followed Sami reindeer herders in the Scandinavian arctic, explored the significance of the horse in Native American culture, helped produced National Geographic magazine’s 2016 single topic Yellowstone Issue, and she contributed to “Yellowstone: A Journey Through America’s Wild Heart,” published by National Geographic Books.

Larsen is also one of the featured photographers in Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment. Larsen is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, and she published her first book of photographs in 2013 (Sámi, Walking with Reindeer).