Photographs from Erika Larsen and ten other female photographers are on display as National Geographic celebrates 125 years of visual storytelling.
In observance of its 125th anniversary, National Geographic features the work of several award-winning female photojournalists in its "Women of Vision" exibition in Washington, D.C.
Erika Larsen's photography of a mourning Sami in Sweden is one of 99 images from 11 artists on display at the exhibition, which features visual stories from diverse locations from the wilderness of Africa to the tumult of the Jersey Shore. The Washington Post has called the exhibition "a celebration of diversity, artistry, muscularity and voice."
"I was interested in living with Sami reindeer herders to learn about their connection to the arctic landscape and their ancestral ties to the reindeer and their culture. I also wanted to learn North Sami language because of its capability to subtly describe the natural world. Over the four years I gained tremendous appreciation for the families I met and the Sami culture," Ms. Larsen tells norway.org.
"I have immense respect for the other exhibiting women, many of which paved the road for younger photographers like myself to flourish," says Larsen, who began as a magazine photographer in 2000.
"Women of Vision" will be on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. until March 10, 2014, its first stop in a tour of the United States.
Further information is available via the National Geographic website: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/exhibits/2013/10/10/women-vision/