The advice I would give to my younger self would be to enjoy the journey for all it has to offer and realize that everything you believed you wanted or needed will come in due time but not always in the package you imagined. Please, don't rush. The process is just as fulfilling, if not more so, than the final result.
Erika Larsen is a documentary photographer and videographer focused on cultures that maintain strong connections to nature. Her work has been included in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, National Geographic Society, The Swedish Museum of Ethnography and Ajtte Sámi Museum. Larsen is a recipient of several grants and fellowships, including a Fulbright Fellowship, New Jersey State Arts Council Fellowship, Women in Photography Individual Project Grant, Lois Roth Endowment and a World Press Photo Award. Her first monograph, “Sami-Walking With Reindeer,” was released in 2013.