Matt Payne Photography Blog: Camille Seaman - An Indigenous Perspective On Landscape Photography

June 2, 2021

Welcome to episode 215 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week's guest is Camille Seaman.

Camille was born in 1969 to a Native American father and African American mother. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic Magazine and countless other publications. Her photographs have received many awards including: a National Geographic Award, 2006; and the Critical Mass Top Monograph Award, 2007. She is a TED Senior Fellow as well as a Stanford Knight Fellow. I was so fortunate to be able to get Camille onto the podcast to have a rich conversation.

Camille and I cover a wide range of topics this week, including:

  • How her unique upbringing as a Native American and African American influenced her photographic perspective.
  • What challenges and or benefits has her race and gender played in her photographic career.
  • How she became a photographer of the polar regions of planet earth.
  • What aspiring photographers should do to make stronger work.
  • Why the language we use that relates to photography is important.
  • How the industry can change the status-quo of white male dominance.
  • And lots more.

Be sure to scroll down to see all of Camille's amazing photographs!

Here's who Camille recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Eddie Adams Workshop.

2. Women Photograph Database.

3. Natural Landscape Photography Awards.

4. Camille's Instagram.

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Please find a transcript of this week's episode below:

Camille Seaman, podcast, landscape photography
Camille Seaman, podcast, landscape photography
Camille Seaman, podcast, landscape photography
Camille Seaman, podcast, landscape photography
Camille Seaman, podcast, landscape photography
Camille Seaman, podcast, landscape photography
Camille Seaman, podcast, landscape photography
Camille Seaman, podcast, landscape photography
Camille Seaman, podcast, landscape photography
Camille Seaman, podcast, landscape photography
Camille Seaman, podcast, landscape photography