Camille Seaman

(born in 1969)

Giant non tabular iceberg, Weddell Sea, Antartica, 2005

Digital print produced in 2010, signed, dated and numbered 1/3 on a label on verso

Tajan auction house, June 1st, 2016

Estimate : €1,000 - €1,500

Sold : €1,170

 

Camille Seaman is an American photographer who applies portraiture strategies to capture the changing natural environment. Her work mainly concerns the polar regions, where she captures the effects of climate change, thus merging the realms of science and art.

She studied photography with Jan Groover at the State University of New York at Purchase, graduating in 1992.

Seaman reached wider attention with the production of her 2003 series of photographs of the Arctic Ocean island of Svalbard. Since then, her work has continued to engage with the effects of climate change through the depiction of icebergs, storms and other natural phenomena. 

For her work merging science with art, Seaman was named a TED Senior Fellow and profiled in Wired and on the New York Times' Lens photojournalism blog.

 

In 2006, Seaman was granted a National Geographic Award, and in 2007 she was awarded a Critical Mass Top Monograph Award by the nonprofit organization Photolucida. Her work has been published in Newsweek, Time, the New York Times and Men's Journal.