TED Senior Fellow Camille Seaman photographs big ice and big clouds.

Why you should listen

Camille Seaman takes photographs all over the world using digital and film cameras in multiple formats. Since 2003, her work has concentrated on the fragile environment of the polar regions. Her current project concerns the beauty of natural environments in Siberia. 

Seaman's photographs have been published in Newsweek, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men's Journal and more, 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. In 2008, she was honored with a one-person exhibition, The Last Iceberg, at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

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Do you speak storm-chasing?

July 3, 2014

Photographer Camille Seaman began chasing storms in 2008. Little did she know that she was joining a select club, with its own habits and language. Here, she shares some of the lingo you might need to get by in this world -- and some of her latest images.

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Melting Away: Portraits of polar ice with personality

May 2, 2014

For many of us, the climate crisis is a giant social, economic and environmental specter; for photographer Camille Seaman, it's personal. Take a look at her beautiful pictures of icebergs and glaciers, whose melting magnificence she's been documenting for the past decade.

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TED Weekends calls us to embrace nature’s wrath

July 21, 2013

“That is a part of you up there. That’s your water that helps to make the cloud, that becomes the rain, that feeds the plants, that feeds the animals.” These were the words Camlile Seaman’s grandfather said to her on a hot summer day when she was young. Inspired by her Shinnecock Indian heritage, and […]

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