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Erika Skogg

Erika Skogg is a photographer, educator, and National Geographic Explorer with experience documenting cultural stories from the United States to Morocco, Greenland, Iceland, Colombia, and beyond. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Erika’s photographic research and storytelling ideas are driven by the desire to immerse, understand, and visually preserve the region’s local Nordic culture, and in 2018, Erika received a National Geographic Early Career Grant for her project “Scandinavian American.” Erika travels to Scandinavia regularly in search of the cultural connections to our emigrant history and promote an interest in one’s own genealogy to foster a respect for the continued immigration of today.

Represented by The National Geographic Image Collection, Erika’s images highlight commonalities of the human experience and ignite a genuine interest in the unknown to encourage a fascination instead of fear. Erika has also joined National Geographic Expeditions in Morocco, Cuba, Alaska, and the Arctic, as well as led photography workshops for the past eight summers with National Geographic Student Expeditions to inspire the next generation of photographers and storytellers.