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Biography Sebastian Copeland

Sebastian Copeland is a photographer, explorer, and environmental advocate. Noted as a photographer “who has produced works that are of outstanding artistic merit and communicates messages of urgent global significance,” Copeland’s first book on Antarctica earned him the Professional Photographer of the Year from the 2007 International Photography Awards. He has also produced documentary films chronicling his North Pole and Greenland crossings.

Copeland has led expeditions across the Arctic sea, Greenland and Antarctica, and has reached both poles on foot—North and South. With over 5,000 miles under his skis, Copeland holds various records and polar “firsts” across the polar region. In 2015, Copeland was named one of the world’s top 50 adventurers.

An international speaker on the climate crisis for more than a decade, Copeland has addressed audiences at the United Nations, at universities, and museums worldwide, and many Fortune 500 companies warning of the systemic transformations taking place in the polar regions from anthropogenic activities, and their geopolitical consequences. Copeland is a member of the Explorers Club. He sits on the board of directors of President Gorbachev’s Global Green USA.

www.sebastiancopelandadventures.com

Books
Awards

ITB Berlin BookAward 2016 in the category Travel Coffee Table Book

Photographer of the Year Award at the Tokyo International Photography Awards 2016

Best Book Award at the Global Arctic Awards 2016

Press Reviews
(…) Sebastian Copeland’s book (…) pays homage to the last true wilderness on the planet while drawing awareness to its perilous plight. It took the internationally renowned photographer, polar explorer, author and environmental activist 10 years to complete his epic work, having travelling over land, sea and ice on many visits. (…)

– Medical Observer, AU

(…) Breathtaking images (…)

– WNYC Leonard Lopate Radio Show, USA

(…) Inspiring wanderlust (…)

– www.coolhunting.com, USA

(…) A visual tribute to one of the most beautiful and isolated places on Earth (…)

– www.hollywooddailystar.com, USA

(…) Unprecedented in its scope (…)

– www.mensjournal.com, USA

(…) Breathtaking images (…)

– www.wnyc.com, USA

One of the most beautiful places on Earth, the Arctic, is now in jeopardy. This comprehensive visual record of the North Pole, by renowned photographer, Sebastian Copeland, pays homage to this wonderland, and, in turn, draws awareness to its perilous plight. (…) Copeland’s multi-faceted background – not only as polar explorer and award-winning photographer, established author and journalist, but also as a dedicated environmental activist – offers us a unique vantage point from which to appreciate this lonely spot. Copeland’s authority on the subject is unparalleled and, in this book, his passion for this place truly shines. Although the vision presented in these pages may be poetic, the book’s aims are pragmatic – to seduce and inspire the world in order to help foster a market transformation towards a sustainable future.

– www.capturemag.com.au

(…) Le photographe rend hommage à la beauté de cette terre lointain mais alerte aussi de sa situation critique (…)

 – GEO, F

(…) Une vision grand format de l’Arctique, tel un testament visuel et cet univers vulnérable qui change de jour en jour. L’eau toujours omniprésente sous forme liquide ou solide, ainsi que le paysage dépouillé ont contraint l’auteur à faire la mise au point sur des détails pour donner un ensemble très artistique. (…)

 – NAT’IMAGES, F

(…) Le photographe franc-britanique s’est fait le témoin de leur fragilité au fil des lents périples : 8 000 kilomètres à ski en Arctique et en Antarctique. Il est, jusqu’au 15 novembre à Paris Photo, pour la sortie de son dernier livre « Arctica ». Un testament sur la beauté des grands déserts blancs. Et un cri d’alarme : Ces trente dernières années, davantage de glace a disparu que pendant le million d’année précédent. (…)

 – PARIS MATCH, F

(…) Le photographe rend hommage à la beauté de cette terre lointain mais alerte aussi de sa situation critique. (…)

– National Geographic, F

(…) The images are exquisite, and while that would usually be enough, it’s Copeland’s clear, knowledgable text that really caps it off (…)

– Amateur Photographer, UK

(…) Few landscapes convey Nature in all of its untamed splendor like the Arctic. Fewer still conjure respect like the seldom traveled and ethereal North Pole. Yet, sadly, this largely pristine and mostly misconceived treasure is now in jeopardy. Sebastian Copeland’s noble goal in these pages is to pay homage to this wonderland, and, in turn, draw awareness to its perilous plight. Copeland’s multi-faceted background-not only as polar explorer and award-winning photographer, established author and journalist but also as a dedicated environmental activist-offers us a unique vantage point from which to appreciate this lonely spot. (…) Although the vision presented in these pages may be poetic, the book’s aims are pragmatic to seduce and inspire the world in order to help foster a marked transformation towards a sustainable future. (…) Arctica: The Vanishing North tells that story, not only thorugh Copeland’s beautifully captured images but also through the collection of stories, thoughts, reflections and experiences of its contributors based on their personal experiences in this enigmatic content. (…) The book strikes that rare balance of being able to appeal to both environment campaigners with the collection of essays as well as photographic aesthetes alike and by doing so, has the potential to reach new audiences and break new ground. (…) This epic collection of breathtaking and thoughtfully selected images of what Copeland calls “the ice desert” takes the reader to a place seldom visited but which continues to fire people’s imagination, marking Copeland as one of the most important polar photojournalists of our time. (…)

– WE World Environment Magazine, UK

(…) haunting pictures (…)

– Wanderlust, UK 

(…) heartbreaking (…)

– www.dailymail.co.uk

(…) incredible imagery (…)

– www.escapism.co.uk

(…) Copeland’s book is something special, a photographic essay of great power and passion, whose images start to melt into each other and finally seep into your dreams (…)

– Daily Mail, UK

(…) this huge book gives Copeland’s images the impact they deserve (…)

– Outdoor Photography, UK

(…) be mesmerised by the impressive photography (…)

–  Stoke Park Magazine, UK

(…) an intense portrait of the enivronmental changes happening in the northern reaches of our planet (…)

– www.hubculture.com, UK

(…) remarkable (…)

– www.huffingtonpost.com, UK

(…) heart-rending (…)

– www.metro.co.uk

(…) a beautiful tribute to one of the most stunning and remote places on earth (…)

– www.virgin.com, UK

(…) Stunning (…)

– BBC Travel Online, UK

(…) Best coffee table book of the year (…)

– Examiner, USA

(…) A stunning homage to the Arctic (…)

– Gessato Online, USA

(…) Stunning (…)

– Manhattan Magazine, USA 

(…) Unprecedented in its scope (…)

– Men’s Journal, USA 

(…) A poetic view of the high Arctic (…)

– Nature’s Best Photography, USA 

(…) Striking Images (…)

– The Weather Channel, USA

(…) A unique vantage point (…)

– VANITY FAIR, USA 

(…) The Arctic is sacred ground and his pictures reflect that reverence (…)

– Virtuoso Life, USA

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