Camille Seaman to speak on Standing Rock

Camille Seaman, photographer and national Council member, will speak and share her work at Clark University in a talk At Standing Rock An Indigenous Perspective. The event will take place on Wednesday March 22 at 7:30 pm in the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons. It is sponsored by A new Earth conversation.

A Shinnecock woman, Camille spent a month in the fall of 2016 documenting water protectors at Standing Rock who stood against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Her photographs explore the event from the perspective of Native American rights and environmental stewardship. They speak truth to power and provide an important counterpoint to the public relations campaigns of the oil industry.

Camille Seaman photographs the fragile environments of the Polar Regions and the Big Clouds of the Plains. Her work has been published in National Geographic, Italian and German Geo, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Outside among others. She is a Senior TED Fellow; her monograph and photo collection Melting Away Images of the Arctic and Antarctic was published by Princeton Architectural Press. Born to a Native American father and an African-American mother, teachings from her native grandfather strongly inform Camille’s work.