Photo Journal: Erika Larsen - A Quiet Elegance

By Jim ColtonPhotographs speak to us all in different ways. That’s part of the beauty of our craft. When I was a photo editor at Newsweek magazine, I loved images that captured the scene and told the story without the need of a caption. Similarly, when I

a photograph can also speak volumes with a whisper. The stoic beauty of a quiet moment can pierce the heart. Few have managed to do that as well as Erika Larsen.

A View Inside the World of Garrison Keillor

Erika Larsen photographed Garrison Keillor’s hometown for “There’s No Place Like Home,” a personal narrative written by Keillor for the February 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine. Included below are excerpts from emails sent from Keillor to Larse

rika Larsen photographed Garrison Keillor’s hometown for “There’s No Place Like Home,” a personal narrative written by Keillor for the February issue of National Geographic magazine.

Women on the Front Lines and Behind the Lens

While you can’t necessarily identify if an image was captured by a woman or a man, women still tend to be underrepresented in the photography world — and tend to face unique challenges.

“Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment,” an exhibition opening Thursday and on view through March 9, 2014. It features 10 other photographers — Lynsey Addario, Kitra Cahana, Jodi Cobb, Diane Cook, Carolyn Drake, Lynn Johnson, Beverly Joubert, Erika Larsen, Maggie Steber and Amy Toensing — who have been published by the magazine in the past decade.

Erika Larsen: Sámi, The People Who Walk With Reindeer

The simple fact is that Erika Larsen cannot take a bad photograph.  Her entire site is one stunning and compelling image after another, and well worth a visit. The clarity and beauty that she brings to her images comes from knowing her subjects, spending

The work featured today is from Erika's project, Sámi ,The People Who Walk With Reindeer.  Erika spent 4 years living within this culture to create the work -- there were no family ties, just a curiosity and need to understand the Sámi