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Erika Skogg

Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Erika is a direct descendant of an ancient clan of Norwegian Vikings.  A fearlessness of the wild, propensity towards exploration, and resilience to freezing temperatures are all traits that encourage her adventurous nature. Her guiding experience started on the white waters of Colorado as a white water guide and on the mountains of Big Sky, Montana as a Ski Instructor. Graduating from Montana State University with a degree in photography, Erika blended her love of guiding with her photography education to join National Geographic Expeditions designing and guiding photography trips around the world.

Erika is a recent recipient of National Geographic’s Early Career Grant and working on a photography project documenting the Scandinavian-American culture of Wisconsin. Through this cultural preservation project, Erika also hopes to encourage others to become more interested in their family’s genealogy and immigration stories, fostering an appreciation for the myriad of unique sub-cultures within the U.S. with renewed understanding and respect of the continued immigration stories of today.

Selects from Erika’s photography series Scandinavian-American will be on display during the 2021 holiday season as part of the exhibition Northern Nature.

You can find out more about Erika’s work on her website or follow her on Instagram.

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