Trailblazers: Powerful Women of Photography the Erika Larsen Interview

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Watch Trailblazers: Powerful Women of Photography the Erika Larsen Interview

Erika Larsen is a contributor to National Geographic Magazine, and her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, but it is her dedication to immersing herself in the cultures that she is seeking to understand that is so inspiring. Erika literally lives and breathes the cultures she photographs, and sets out not as an outsider seeking to tell the story of another culture to the world, but rather as an individual seeking to deeply understand the people and their way of life. She sees her role as a photographer to be 100% present in the experience she is having, and if she is 100% there, then the shots create themselves.

Lesson 1 : On How She Got Started
Lesson 2 : On Gaining the Trust of the People
Lesson 3 : On Evolving into a New Project
Lesson 4 : On Finding Balance

Meet The Instructors | Erika Larsen & Mia McCormick

Erika Larsen

Erika Larsen

Erika Larsen’s work uses photography, video, and writing to learn about cultures that maintain strong connections with nature. She has been working as a magazine photographer since 2000 specializing in human-interest stories and sensitive cultural issues. Her work has been included in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, National Geographic Society, The Swedish Museum of Ethnography, and Ajtte Sámi Museum.

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Mia McCormick

Mia McCormick

Mia McCormick works as a Director/Producer for Bluewater Media and is a contributor to B&H Photo. She is the producer and host of several interview series designed to lift the voice of women in this industry. Her break out series of inspirational interviews for B&H called "Women of Influence" received national press. She travels across the county teaching at conferences like WPPI, NECC, and PSW.

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