You Can't Fake Time – Camille Seaman at OPTIC 2022: The B&H Photography Podcast

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On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we are pleased to present a conversation with photographer Camille Seaman, and pleased to do so from the halls of the OPTIC 2022 Photo Conference, which we have certainly missed over the past two years.

Seaman was a keynote speaker at the 2022 OPTIC Outdoor, Wildlife & Travel Photo/Video Conference, which is hosted by B&H and held from June 12-15, 2022, in New York City. Please check the above link to find an archive of the conference’s presentations, but settle in now for an enjoyable and inspiring conversation with Seaman that we recorded in person after her keynote address. 

Seaman’s photographs have been published in National Geographic, Italian Geo, TIME, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Newsweek, Outside, and American Photo, among many others. She frequently leads photographic workshops and is a TED Senior Fellow, Stanford Knight Fellow, and a Cinereach Filmmaker in Residence. It is her work photographing Earth’s two poles that first captured our attention and her “portraits” of icebergs, specifically. She has published two books on the subject, including 2014’s Melting Away: A Ten-Year Journey through Our Endangered Polar Regions. But her subjects also include extreme weather in the Midwest, the peoples of Tibet, and Native Americans.

Our talk was insightful, at times emotional, and her personal story is as inspiring as her photography. Join us for this wonderful chat, and in case you were wondering, the title for this week’s podcast is from a quote by Seaman’s mentor Steve McCurry, and holds much significance for her—as we discovered in the course of our conversation.

Guest: Camille Seaman

Photograph © Camille Seaman

Blue Underside Revealed Detail, Svalbard, July 5, 2010, from the “Last Iceberg” series © Camille Seaman
Blue Underside Revealed Detail, Svalbard, July 5, 2010, from the “Last…
Stranded Iceberg, Cape Bird, Antarctica, December 25, 2006 © Camille Seaman
Stranded Iceberg, Cape Bird, Antarctica, December 25, 2006 © Camille…
Looking at the Icebergs Near Franklin Island, Ross Sea, Antarctica, Dec. 21 2006 © Camille Seaman
Looking at the Icebergs Near Franklin Island, Ross Sea, Antarctica, Dec…
The Kings of South Georgia, March 4, 2010, from the “Melting Away” series © Camille Seaman
The Kings of South Georgia, March 4, 2010, from the “Melting Away”…
Grand Pinnacle Iceberg, East Greenland, August 2006 © Camille Seaman
Grand Pinnacle Iceberg, East Greenland, August 2006 © Camille Seaman
There is a Crack in Everything - Antarctic Sound, Antarctica, February 2010 © Camille Seaman
There is a Crack in Everything - Antarctic Sound, Antarctica, February…
Walking to the Iceberg, Cape Washington - Antarctica December 27, 2006 © Camille Seaman
Walking to the Iceberg, Cape Washington - Antarctica December 27, 2006 …
Polar Bear on Glacier, Svalbard, June 2009, from the Melting Away series © Camille Seaman
Polar Bear on Glacier, Svalbard, June 2009, from the Melting Away…
Supercell with windmill, Chappell, Nebraska, June 22, 2012 © Camille Seaman
Supercell with windmill, Chappell, Nebraska, June 22, 2012 © Camille…
From the series, We Are Still Here: A Native American Portrait Project © Camille Seaman
From the series, We Are Still Here: A Native American Portrait Project …
Tibet, 2007 © Camille Seaman
Tibet, 2007 © Camille Seaman

Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Senior Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Shawn C Steiner

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