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    Photographer Camille Seaman: "One of my favorite shots, that I personally enjoy and can look at for a long time, I took in Antarctica. It's one where there is a man standing on the rear of the heli-deck and he's looking out across the frozen sea and there are two icebergs on the horizon... It could be a picture from outer space, or another planet, or a sci-fi thing, but it's this planet."

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    "I want people to feel something. I want them to have an emotional response. It really has varied for different people. But I want them to feel a bit of what I feel when I'm there. I personally need people to understand that these things, these places, are so interconnected with our life here."

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    "As far as lighting conditions, I'm interested in a very certain type of light that I've only experienced in the polar regions. It's a very monochromatic world. But there is color, and it's very subtle."

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    "Icebergs are very much like us in that they have their own unique personality. They behave in their own unique way to their circumstances and their environment. Some will just for no reason collapse into the sea, while others will roll and turn. They won't give up. They just keep going."

  • "Of course, there are days when there are blue skies, but I cringe on those days. I walk around the ship just moping."

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    "So we went to Antarctica in the winter of 2004/2005. Those were the first icebergs I saw. These massive things. I took hundreds of [pictures of] them, but I also took pictures of everything else—penguins, and glaciers, and the landscape—but something about the icebergs, people really responded to."

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    "When I was in the far side of Antarctica, it was so exciting, and there was so much happening at 2 in the morning, 3 in the morning. We'd get these orcas chasing penguins. Just amazing stuff. I think for 30 days I probably slept an average of three hours a night, and I felt fine."

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    "Anything I've ever done has been out of curiosity, and then it leads to another thing and another thing. Going to the Arctic for the first time, it was never in my vocabulary as something I wanted to do. I think I'm one of those people to say, 'Sure, why not?' And then the next thing you know, things happen."

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    "I would say, yes, the work is consistently about change. But I really try personally to avoid the ease in which I could fall into the trap of being cynical or dark. I don't want to make pictures that make people go, 'Oh, isn't that terrible.'"

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