WHAT WE’RE READING: MELTING AWAY

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For ten years Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth’s polar regions, however when she started photographing icebergs and other arctic wonders, she wasn’t thinking about climate change. She simply found the frozen landscape and white vistas visually stunning. The project started more than a decade ago when Seaman visited Alaska, Svalbard and Antarctica. She was drawn to the rugged, unforgiving country and couldn’t keep herself from photographing all she saw.

As an expedition photographer aboard small ships in the Arctic and Antarctic, she has chronicled the accelerating effects of global warming on the jagged face 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 is breathtakingly beautiful in layers of smoky gray and turquoise blue. It takes on a distinct personality, giving her work the feel of something majestic. In Melting Away you will see seventy-five of Seaman’s most captivating photographs, life changing images that reveal not only what our planet has already lost, but more importantly what is worth fighting to save.