Thursday, December 9, 2010
These arresting photographs are by Erika Larsen, who spent a year following the Sámi, an indigenous people living in northern Scandinavia. The Sámi are nomadic reindeer herders and the only people allowed to own and sell wildlife in Scandinavia.
Larsen: "By possessing a livelihood that is dependent on their surroundings the Sami are acutely aware of the changes in nature. They have managed to survive in extreme climatic circumstances for ages. I believe that through exploring this culture I will better understand our role as stewards of the earth."
This is so inspiring. Larsen's approach is both anthropological and artistic, and I admire the way she has described her intentions. More photographs from the collection can be found here.
Via Women in Photography.
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