Monthly Archives: July 2015

Everything Is Alive: Camille Seaman’s Portraits of Ice

Camille Seaman does very little research before taking her journeys—she just goes, usually with no idea of what to expect. Her first trip to “the ice,” as she calls it, was a serendipitous one.   In 1999, she agreed to … Continue reading

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Art Meets Science: Illustrating Deep Time Through Portraits of Nature

Of all the artists’ projects featured in The New Explorers, the one the book begins with, Rachel Sussman’s The Oldest Living Things in the World, is one of the more unusual. For more than a decade, Sussman has traveled all … Continue reading

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Reimagining the Role of the Explorer

If there is no geographic territory on earth left to discover, are explorers obsolete? In the twenty-first century, the farthest reaches of the earth have been surveyed, mapped, and photographed. One could argue that our planet is now in a … Continue reading

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