HELENE STURDIVANT MAYNE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY

Camille Seaman: Melting Away

September 23 - November 12, 2017 / Curated by Jennifer Gately

 

Camille Seaman Floating Icebergs in Drift Ice II Antartica, December 2006, Ultrachrome Inkjet print on Hahnemule Baryta fine art paper.

 Camille Seaman, Floating Icebergs in Drift Ice ll Antarctica, December 2006, Ultrachrome inkjet print on Hahnemule Baryta fine art paper.                                 

For over a decade, Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth’s polar regions. As an expedition photographer aboard small ships in the Arctic 
and Antarctic, she has chronicled the accelerating effects of global warming on the faces of nearly fifty thousand icebergs. Seaman’s unique perspective of the landscape is entwined with her Native American upbringing: she sees no two icebergs as alike; each responds to its environment uniquely, almost as if they were living beings. Through Seaman’s lens, each towering chunk of ice—breathtakingly beautiful in layers of smoky gray and turquoise blue—takes on a distinct personality, giving her work the feel of majestic portraiture.