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Camille Seaman ’92

Camille Seaman is a photographer born to a Native American (Shinnecock tribe) father and African American mother. 

She studied photography at Purchase with Jan Groover and has since taken master workshops with Steve McCurry, Sebastiao Salgado, and Paul Fusco. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic magazine, Italian Geo, German Geo, Time, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Newsweek, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men’s Journal, Seed, Camera Arts, Issues, PDN, and American Photo among many others, she frequently leads photographic and self-publishing workshops.

Her 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.

Seaman takes photographs all over the world using digital and film cameras in multiple formats. She works in a documentary/fine art tradition and since 2003 has concentrated on the fragile environment of the polar regions.

Seaman is a TED Senior Fellow and a Stanford Knight Fellow; a Cinereach FIR Fellow, a Nat Geo Contributing Photographer, and a Hurtigruten Expedition Photographer.

She currently lives in Ireland.

Read more about Camille Seaman here.