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By Camille Seaman

For ten years Camille Seaman has documented the speedily altering landscapes of Earth's polar areas. As an day trip photographer aboard small ships within the Arctic and Antarctic, she has chronicled the accelerating results of world warming at the jagged face of approximately fifty thousand icebergs. Seaman's specific viewpoint of the panorama is entwined along with her local American upbringing: she sees no icebergs as alike; every one responds to its surroundings uniquely, nearly as though they have been residing beings. via Seaman's lens, each one towering chew of ice—breathtakingly appealing in layers of smoky grey and turquoise blue—takes on a different character, giving her paintings the texture of majestic portraiture. Melting Away collects seventy-five of Seaman's so much fascinating pictures, lifeaffirming photographs that display not just what we've already misplaced, yet extra importantly what we nonetheless have that's worthy battling to avoid wasting.

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