Camille Seaman was born in 1969 to a Native American (Shinnecock tribe) father and African American mother. She graduated in 1992 from the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied photography with Jan Groover and has since taken master workshops with Steve McCurry, Sebastiao Salgado, and Paul Fusco.
Her photographs have been published in National Geographic Magazine, Italian Geo, German GEO, TIME, The New York Times Sunday magazine, Newsweek, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men’s Journal, Seed, Camera Arts, Issues, PDN, and American Photo among many others, She frequently leads photographic and self-publishing workshops.
She takes photographs all over the world using digital and film cameras in multiple formats. She works in a documentary and fine art tradition and since 2003 has concentrated on the fragile environment of the Polar Regions.
Camille Seaman is a 2013 Senior TED fellow and a 2013 Stanford Knight Fellow