Wetlands Workshop with Camille Seaman
International House Hotel
Friday, Dec 5, 2014
Workshop Fee: $250
Limited to 12 students | Register here
Join renowned photographer Camille Seaman on a shooting expedition exploring Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands. The workshop will begin with a slideshow where Camille will present examples of her own photographs to illustrate ways of seeing, discussing her technical and philosophical approach towards image making. Participants will then embark on a journey to Westwego, where Captain James Camardelle will lead the group on a private custom-designed boat tour through coastal bayous, swamps and estuaries. Students will photograph the scenic waterways and wildlife, while Camille guides them in working with natural light, practicing better composition, and approaches to documenting a fragile environment. The class will return to the International House to share and critique work created on the outing.
This class is open to photographers at any stage who want to take the quality of their work to another level. Participants will learn to improve their vision technically and artistically while they engage with the environment.
Lunch and transportation are included.
Students should bring a camera and a laptop for downloading and editing images. Cell phones and film cameras are also welcome, but please note that work shot on film will not allow for immediate review of images.
Camille Seaman was born in 1969 to a Native American (Shinnecock tribe) father and African American mother. For ten years Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth’s polar regions. As an expedition photographer aboard small ships in the Arctic and Antarctic, she has chronicled the accelerating effects of global warming on the jagged face of nearly fifty thousand icebergs. Her unique perspective of the landscape is entwined with her Native American upbringing.
Camille Seaman strongly believes in capturing photographs that articulate that humans are not separate from nature. She is a photographer and explorer whose images have been featured in prestigious publications, including National Geographic and TIME magazine. Seaman has a bachelor’s degree in the fine arts photography from the State University of New York at Purchase. She has won several photography awards, including a National Geographic Award and the Critical Mass Top Monograph Award. In 2008, Seaman was honored with a solo exhibit, “The Last Iceberg,” at the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, she is a TED Fellow and a Stanford University Knight Fellow. Camille Seaman advocates the importance of recognizing the relationship between humans and their natural surroundings.
Camille will also present a public lecture on her ten year project, Melting Away, on Sunday, Dec 7.