Camille Seaman (Shinnecock Tribe, b.1969) is an Award-winning American photographer best known for her evocative Polar images. Capturing the essence of awe and beauty of indigenous cultures and environments, in a sophisticated documentary/fine art tradition is her trademark. Seaman has traveled to over 30 countries creating timeless images. Her work has been exhibited and published in magazines internationally, including National Geographic, Newsweek, TIME and many more. Seaman’s career was launched when she traveled north to the Arctic in 2003 where she made stunning photographs of the little known island of Svalbard and its Arctic environment. She has studied with many top-name social-documentary photographers, including Steve McCurry, Sebastião Salgado and Paul Fusco. Seaman herself often teaches workshops on photography and self-publishing.
In 2011 Seaman was named a TED conference Fellow and in 2013 she was named a TED conference Senior Fellow as well as a Stanford University Knight Fellow. She was also selected by American Photo magazine as one of the top 15 emerging photographers of 2007. Other select awards include: Artist in Residence onboard M/V Orlova in Antarctica (2007); Critical Mass Top Monograph Book Award (2006); National Geographic Award (2006); Nikon.Net Editor’s Choice Award (2006).
Grand Pinnacle Iceberg, East Greenland, September 2006
Seaman states, “The Last Iceberg is one piece of a larger project entitled “Melting Away” which documents the polar regions of our planet, their environments, life forms, history of human exploration and the communities that work and live there.
Looking at the Icebergs, Near Franklin Island, Antarctica, December 21, 2006
Nick Cave once sang, “All things move toward their end.” Icebergs give the impression of doing just that, in their individual way much as humans do; they have been created of unique conditions and shaped by their environments to live a brief life in a manner solely their own. Some go the distance traveling for many years slowly being eroded by time and the elements; others get snagged on the rocks and are whittled away by persistent currents. Still others dramatically collapse in fits of passion and fury.
Iceberg Detail with Glaucous Gulls, East Greenland, August 24, 2006
The Last Iceberg chronicles just a handful of the many thousands of icebergs that are currently headed to their end. I approach the images of icebergs as portraits of individuals, much like family photos of my ancestors. I seek a moment in their life in which they convey their unique personality, some connection to our own experience and a glimpse of their soul, which endures.”
Children of B15A II, Ross Sea, Antarctica, January 1, 2007
Giant Tabular Iceberg, Weddell Sea, Antarctica, December 2005
These images were made in both the Arctic regions of Svalbard, Greenland, and Antarctica. Seaman’s first-ever solo museum exhibition took place at the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, December 1, 2007 through June 1, 2008.
Her first monograph, The Last Iceberg, was published in 2008. It is now listed by the publisher as out of print. Camille’s newest major monograph (released in late 2014), Melting Away: A Ten-Year Journey Through Our Endangered Polar Regions, has been recently published in hardcover by Princeton Architectural Press and is available now at fine bookstores everywhere.
The Collapse III, South Dakota, USA, June 2008
Print Information: All photographic prints are made by the artist using the Epson Ultrachrome archival pigmented inkjet processes. Prints are unmounted and signed, editioned and titled in pencil au verso.
Seaman’s photographic prints are produced in limited editions, in a wide variety of print sizes (please see each exhibition for complete details – exhibition links can be found at the bottom of this page). For both technical and aesthetic reasons, not all images are available in all sizes (please inquire).
Prints are produced in a limited edition of either five or nine prints, depending on the individual print size. Print prices are set by the artist and start at $900.00. Prices increase as the edition sells out and are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact us for complete information.
Click here to view our exhibition and sale, “The Last Iceberg”.
Click here to view our exhibition and sale, “WITNESS (The Last Iceberg, Part Two)”.
Click here to view our exhibition and sale, “This Other World (The Last Iceberg, Part Three)”.
Click here to view our exhibition and sale, “Dark Ice (The Last Iceberg, Part Four)”.
Click here to view our exhibition and sale, “ICE (The Last Iceberg, Part Five)”.
Click here to view our exhibition and sale, “The Big Cloud”.
Click here to view our exhibition and sale, “Chasing Fury (The Big Cloud, Part Two)”.
Click here to view our exhibition and sale, “The Lovely Monster (The Big Cloud, Part Three)”.
Click here to view our exhibition and sale, “Staring Straight Into Creation
(The Big Cloud, Part Four)”.
Click here to view our most recent exhibition and sale of Camille’s work, “Melting Away”.