Camille Seaman – Witness

Photographs by Camille Seaman


Soulcatcher Studio is proud to host the premiere of a dynamic new body of work by renowned up-and-coming photographer Camille Seaman. 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. 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. She was recently named 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).

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Prints are produced in five distinct image sizes: 12×18″, 18×27″, 15×46″, 26×80″ and 32×48″. For both technical and aesthetic reasons, not all images are available in all sizes (please inquire). These stated sizes refer to the image itself. The paper size that they are printed on will be larger.

Prints are produced in a limited edition of either five or nine prints (plus two Artist Proofs), depending on the individual print size. Print prices are set by the artist and start at $900.00 (for the smaller size prints). Print prices increase as the edition sells out and are subject to change without prior notice. Please inquire if you have other favorite images by this artist, as we can offer her entire portfolio of work for sale.

Seaman’s first major monograph, The Last Iceberg, was published in hardcover 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.

We hope you enjoy this exhibition and sale of remarkable fine art photographs.
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