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TED Fellow : Camille Seaman’s The Last Iceberg Photos

According to 2011 TED Fellow, Camille Seaman:
The Last Iceberg is one piece of a larger project entitled “Melting Away” which documents the polar regions of our planet, their environments, life forms, history of human exploration and the communities that work and live there.

Nick Cave once sang, “All things move toward their end.” Icebergs give the impression of doing just that, in their individual way much as humans do; they have been created of unique conditions and shaped by their environments to live a brief life in a manner solely their own. Some go the distance traveling for many years slowly being eroded by time and the elements; others get snagged on the rocks and are whittled away by persistent currents. Still others dramatically collapse in fits of passion and fury.

The Last Iceberg chronicles just a handful of the many thousands of icebergs that are currently headed to their end. I approach the images of icebergs as portraits of individuals, much like family photos of my ancestors. I seek a moment in their life in which they convey their unique personality, some connection to our own experience and a glimpse of their soul which endures.

These images were made in both the Arctic regions of Svalbard, Greenland, and Antarctica.

One could argue these are very important works, and perhaps, sadly one of the only ways most of us will ever experience the last icebergs.

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10 Responses to “TED Fellow : Camille Seaman’s The Last Iceberg Photos”

  1. carla says:

    suggestive

  2. Anonymous says:

    suggestivo…

  3. Dominique says:

    tis, though this one can be mitigated by each of us in small and large ways…

  4. me says:

    change is constant

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  6. Keyla 318 says:

    Time is UP!!!!~ Park the cars…

  7. Dominique says:

    thanks for stopping by, and your comment sandi!

  8. Sandi says:

    Yes I agree

    thanks for publishing this.. it has such impact
    Sandi

  9. Dominique says:

    thank you christopher…important, methinks.

  10. Christopher S. Johnson says:

    Thanks for this

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