Melting Away: Portraits of polar ice with personality

נשלח 30 במאי 2014, 13:26 על ידי Sustainability Org   [ עודכן 30 במאי 2014, 13:26 ]
Thu-Huong Ha May 2, 2014

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For many of us, the climate crisis is a giant social, economic and environmental specter; for photographer Camille Seaman, it’s personal. A Shinnecock Indian, Seaman sees “images of icebergs as portraits of individuals,” akin to family photos — only these faces are dissolving. Over the last decade, the Emeryville, California–based TED Fellow has been documenting icebergs in both the Arctic and Antarctic for her “Melting Away” project. She writes in an email: “I felt that whenever I would come home it was like waking up in a nightmare where no one seemed to be paying attention to the larger picture. How hard is it to understand that we are poisoning ourselves, our water, our air, our land — and we are taking down how many untold species with us?” Take a look at 15 of her shots of icebergs and glaciers (along with some penguins and a polar bear) to see the world through Seaman’s eyes. And check out The Earth Academy, an awareness campaign she just launched to teach sustainability education.

Stuck Under the Moon, Disko Bay, Greenland, September 2009.
Stuck Under the Moon, Disko Bay, Greenland, September 2009.

Terminus, Raudfjord, Svalbard, June 20, 2010.
Terminus, Raudfjord, Svalbard, June 20, 2010.

Polar Bear on Glacier, Svalbard, June 2009.
Polar Bear on Glacier, Svalbard, June 2009.

Walking on the Frozen Sea Ice, Cape Washington, Antarctica December 2006.
Walking on the Frozen Sea Ice, Cape Washington, Antarctica December 2006.

You Go First, Adelie Penguins,The Ross Sea, Antarctica, December 2006.
You Go First, Adelie Penguins,The Ross Sea, Antarctica, December 2006.

Looking at the Icebergs Near Franklin Island, Ross Sea, Antarctica, December 21, 2006.
Looking at the Icebergs Near Franklin Island, Ross Sea, Antarctica, December 21, 2006.

Rasmussen Glacier, East Greenland, August 2006.
Rasmussen Glacier, East Greenland, August 2006.

Terminus, Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, December 8, 2007.
Terminus, Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, December 8, 2007.

Sun Dimpled Iceberg in Errera Channel, Antarctic Peninsula, December 2007.
Sun Dimpled Iceberg in Errera Channel, Antarctic Peninsula, December 2007.

Iceberg Detail with Glaucous Gulls, East Greenland, August 24, 2006.
Iceberg Detail with Glaucous Gulls, East Greenland, August 24, 2006.

Majestic Iceberg III, Errera Channel, Antarctic Peninsula, December 15, 2007.
Majestic Iceberg III, Errera Channel, Antarctic Peninsula, December 15, 2007.

Icebergs Colliding Near Elephant Island, Southern Ocean, February 1, 2010.
Icebergs Colliding Near Elephant Island, Southern Ocean, February 1, 2010.

Blue Underside Revealed Detail II, Svalbard, July 5, 2010.
Blue Underside Revealed Detail II, Svalbard, July 5, 2010.

On Top of the World, North West Greenland, September 2009.
On Top of the World, North West Greenland, September 2009.

Stranded Iceberg III, Cape Bird, Antarctica December 25, 2006.
Stranded Iceberg III, Cape Bird, Antarctica December 25, 2006.

All photos courtesy of Camille Seaman.

Source: ideas.ted.com


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