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Camille Seaman
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Photographer, Camille Seaman, has traveled between both the North and South Polar Regions for the last ten years documenting the fragile environment and its otherworldly beauty. Her work captures the essence of awe and beauty of indigenous cultures and environments in a sophisticated documentary/fine art tradition. People often wonder what one person can do to help save this planet we call home, Seaman will discuss this question from the perspective being part of both an indigenous culture and a modern world.

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Camille 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. Her work has been exhibited and published in magazines internationally including Newsweek, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men's Journal, Camera Arts, Issues, PDN, and American Photo and she has self-published many books on themes like “My China” and “Melting Away: Polar Images” through Fastback Creative Books, a company that she co-founded.

Seaman’s 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. Her current project concerns the beauty of natural environments in Siberia.

Camille Seaman lives in Berkeley, California.

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