Sami Boy - Portrait - Photography by Lola Akinmade
There are roughly 70,000 indigenous Sámi living in areas of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Russian Kola peninsula collectively known as the Sápmi region; 20,000 of which live in Sweden.

Three weeks ago, I was in Swedish Lapland covering the now 406 year old Sámi market, meeting and interviewing lots of intriguing people like Greta Huuva, Ylva-Marie Paval, and Lennart Pittja, and tirelessly chasing down stories and potential ideas, with the result being hundreds of photos that needed to be sorted, tons of really cool stories I’ll be sharing, and plans to go back up north to work on a few projects within the Sápmi region.

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing some photo galleries and background snippets.

View Photo Gallery – Sámi Portraits