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Camille Seaman          

National Geographic Contributing Photographer, TED Senior Fellow and Stanford Knight Fellow; Owner of Camille Seaman Photography

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, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men's Journal, Camera Arts, Issues, PDN, and American Photo among many others, She frequently leads photographic and self-publishing workshops. Her photographs have received many awards including: a National Geographic Award, 2006; and the Critical Mass Top Monograph Award, 2007. In 2008 she was honored with a one-person exhibition, “The Last Iceberg” at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC. 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 and since 2003 has concentrated on the fragile environment of the Polar Regions.

Speech Topics

Haunting Photos of Polar Ice

"It is not a death when [icebergs] melt; it is not an end, but a continuation of their path through the cycle of life.”

Photographer Camille Seaman shoots icebergs, showing the world the complex beauty of these massive, ancient chunks of ice. In this stunning keynote, dive into her photo slideshow, "The Last Iceberg," as you listen to Seaman describe how, when, and why she shot these moving photographs. "I approach photographing icebergs as if I'm making portraits of my ancestors," she says, "knowing that in these individual moments they exist in that way and will never exist again."



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