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All My Relations: an Indigenous Perspective on Landscape

Main Gallery
March 23 - through September 29, 2017

Senior TED Fellow¬†Camille¬†Seaman‚Äôs¬†‚ÄúAll My Relations: an Indigenous Perspective on Landscape‚ÄĚ,¬†features¬†portions of three of her¬†extended photography projects,¬†‚ÄúMelting Away,‚ÄĚ "The Last Iceberg," and¬†‚ÄúThe Big¬†Cloud.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúMelting Away‚ÄĚ and "The Last Iceberg," shot in the Arctic and the¬†Antarctic, represents she says, ‚ÄúA ten-year¬†journey through our endangered¬†polar regions.‚ÄĚ It explores not only the melting ice, but also the shrinking¬†habitats of polar bears and¬†penguins.Photograph from All My Relations Exhibit

"The¬†Big Cloud" series explores¬†storm chasing. It is a series that extends Seaman‚Äôs interest in examining the¬†environment. This¬†project is different, however, because it was¬†‚Äúinspired by her Shinnecock Indian heritage, and by her¬†daughter‚Äôs fascination with storms.‚ÄĚ

In the introduction to her 2013 TED talk¬†it was said that, ‚ÄúWhen Seaman stands under dark clouds that would terrify most¬†of us, she feels¬†a little differently. ‚Ķ She feels privileged to witness a¬†condensed version of the same forces ‚Äėthat helped to create our galaxy, our¬†solar¬†system, our sun and even this very planet.‚Äô‚Ä̬†Visitors will be awed by the¬†power and beauty of nature and concerned that the actions of humanity are¬†threatening the beauty Seaman¬†captures.

Photography Talk with Camille Seaman
Sunday, March 26 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
MSU Museum

Image caption: Stranded Icebergs, Detail II, Cape Bird, Antartica, December 25, 2006