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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Science

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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Art

Gallery: Chasing storms with Camille Seaman

June 21, 2013

A Shinnecock Indian, Camille Seaman has spent her career as a photographer illustrating the interconnectedness of all life. When she was a child, her grandfather took her outside to play on a hot summer day. He pointed to the sky and said, “Look, do you see that? That’s part of you up there. That’s your […]

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Art

TED Fellow Naomi Natale lays One Million Bones on the National Mall

June 9, 2013

This weekend, thousands gathered in Washington, DC, to help lay one million handmade representations of human bones — 1,018,260 bones, to be exact — on the National Mall. This breathtaking installation created a haunting river of bones leading to the US Capitol, and represents the culmination of a nearly five-year social activism project imagined by TED […]

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Quotes from Camille Seaman

It is not a death when [icebergs] melt; it is not an end, but a continuation of their path through the cycle of life.
Camille Seaman
TED2011 • 668K views Jun 2011
Beautiful, Fascinating
Each iceberg has its own individual personality. … Some refuse to give up and hold on to the bitter end, while others can't take it anymore and crumble in a fit of dramatic passion.
Camille Seaman
TED2011 • 668K views Jun 2011
Beautiful, Fascinating