Erika Larsen Photography Exhibit

December 18, 2015 – January 22, 2016 all-day
Gimaajii Gathering Place Gallery
202 W 2nd St
Duluth, MN 55802
Erika Larsen Photography Exhibit @ Gimaajii Gathering Place Gallery | Duluth | Minnesota | United States

The Erika Larsen photography exhibit Sámi: Walking with Reindeer will be sponsored by the Sami Cultural Center at the Gimaajii Gathering Place Gallery, 202 West 2nd Street, Duluth. MN. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, December 18, 5-7 p.m. Erika’s stunning images document her four-year photography project done while living as a beaga for the reindeer herding family of Nils Peder and Ingrid Gaup. She speaks, both with photographs and words, of the connection of the present day Sámi with their rich ancestral heritage through nature and the land. Although coming as an outsider, she looks to the Sámi as teachers, “Through the Sámi I hope to better understand our role as stewards of the earth. It is inevitable when spending time in a more nature- based culture that one must recognize the cycles of life and death and therefore begin to evaluate man’s role within this circle.”