Melting Away
 

Camille Seaman
    "Melting Away"


                        
December 16, 2014 – February 3, 2015

Opening reception: Tuesday, Dec 16 at 7:30 PM

To mark the exhibit’s opening, Camille and climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, Director of Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will lead a discussion occasioned by Camille's work.


On December 16, Camille Seaman's photo exhibit, Melting Away, opens at The Half King as Photo Series #29. Melting Away is both document and elegy for icebergs whose fate, accelerated by climate change, is ultimately to meld with the waters that hold them. Camille is a formal artist crossed with an arctic safari expeditioner crossed with a natural scientist. For over a decade, she has studied icebergs, and in capturing their fragile splendor she has also evoked the voices of these silent giants. They speak volumes.

At the opening, climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, Director of Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will lead a discussion occasioned by Camille's work. And, her book, Melting Away: Images of the Arctic and Antarctic, will be available for sale at a discounted price.

Camille Seaman's work has taken many awards including: a National Geographic Award, 2006; and the Critical Mass Top Monograph Award, 2007. In 2008 she mounted "The Last Iceberg," an exhibition at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC. Since 2003, she has concentrated on the fragile environment of the polar regions. 

 

The Half King Photography Series is dedicated to showing exceptional photojournalism. In tandem with its reading series, The Half King fosters a dialog between photographers and writers that underscores the importance of their unique relationship. Co-curating its photography series are James Price, Assignments Editor at Getty Reportage, and Anna Van Lenten, writer and editor.

 

 

The Half King photography series is curated by James Price and Anna Van Lenten



Previous exhibitions at The Half King