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Melting Away: Images of the Arctic and Antarctic

Art / Photobook
Includes short thematic essays and reflections with insight into Camille Seaman's own connection to the region
Seaman is a TED Senior Fellow whose 2011 TED Talk has been viewed more than 400,000 times
Seaman's photographs have been published in numerous magazines, including National Geographic, the New York Times Magazine, Time, and Newsweek. Her photographs were showcased in a one-person show at Washington D.C.'s National Academy of Sciences in 2008

By: Camille Seaman (Illustrator)

160 pages, 200 colour photos

Princeton Architectural Press

Hardback | Dec 2014 | #216405 | ISBN-13: 9781616892609
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About this book

For nearly a decade Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth's polar regions. As an expedition photographer aboard small ships in the Arctic and Antarctic, she has chronicled the accelerating effects of global warming on the jagged face of nearly fifty thousand icebergs. Seaman's unique perspective of the landscape is entwined with her Native American upbringing, she sees no two icebergs as alike: each responds to its environment uniquely, almost as if they were living beings. Through Seaman's lens, each towering chunk of ice – breathtakingly beautiful in layers of smoky grey and turquoise blue – takes on a distinct personality, giving her work the feel of majestic portraiture. Melting Away collects seventy-five of Seaman's most captivating photographs, life affirming images that reveal not only what we have already lost, but more importantly what we still have that is worth fighting to save.

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Camille Seaman was born in 1969 to a Native American (Shinnecock tribe) father and African American mother. She graduated in 1992 from the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied photography with Jan Groover and has since taken master workshops with Steve McCurry, Sebastiao Salgado, and Paul Fusco. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic Magazine, Italian Geo, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Newsweek, Time, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men's Journal, Camera Arts, German Geo among many others. Camille Seaman lives in Emeryville, California, and takes photographs all over the world using digital and film cameras in multiple formats. She works in a documentary/fine art tradition. She lectures globally about her work and experiences.

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