Erika Larsen, a Fulbright U.S. Student, who studied the Sámi people of Sweden captures their lives in pictures.
"My filming explores the Sámi’s symbiotic relationship with the environment, illustrates their existence in today’s world and continues to seek the mystery and beauty which fueled past generations providing sustenance for the modern Sámi today. I am trying to learn their language and gain an understanding of how their work in reindeer husbandry operates in today’s modern society. The Fulbright experience has allowed me the time and access to inhabit the world depicted in my imagery. On this project, unlike any others endeavors in the past, my ability to be an effective storyteller is influenced by a collective sense of how I see. I recognize the Sámi civilization to be steeped in dualities with a reverence for daily life. This allows me fertile ground to explore." - Erika Larsen'
Visit the Fulbright U.S. Student page to learn how to apply.