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MEET THE ARTIST I SEBASTIAN COPELAND

MEET THE ARTIST I SEBASTIAN COPELAND

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SEBASTIAN COPELAND
A WORLD OF ICE - CLIMATE CHAOS AT THE EDGE OF TOMORROW

4 MARCH – 16 APRIL 2022
PETRA GUT CONTEMPORARY, NÜSCHELERSTRASSE 31, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Award-winning photographer Sebastian Copeland surprises with an extraordinary solo exhibition called “A World of Ice - Climate Chaos at the Edge of Tomorrow” at Petra Gut Contemporary in Zurich.

ABOUT SEBASTIAN COPELAND

Sebastian Copeland (b.1964) is a British-French-American photographer, polar explorer and environmental advocate. Copeland began his career on Madison Avenue, shooting celebrities, fashion and advertising. Copeland credits his background in geology for his decision to retool his skills to focus exclusively on photographing at-risk environments. Since 2000, he has promoted awareness on climate change, travelling to the coldest and most vulnerable locations around the world. Noted for his unique and deeply immersive style, Copeland gives a voice to the ice with his precise fine art technique and delivers a powerful message from the front lines of climate change.

Sebastian Copeland is a polar explorer, climate advocate, photographer and author.

In 2017, Sebastian was named one of the world’s 25 Most Adventurous Men of the last 25 years by Men’s Journal. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Outside, American Photo, The New York Times, People Magazine, USA Today, Paris Match as well on NBC, CBS, NPR and CNN’s Larry King Live, and hundreds of international media.

Sebastian has been noted as a photographer “who has produced works that are of outstanding artistic merit and communicates messages of urgent global significance.” Sebastian uses photography as a medium for activism. “Helping people fall in love with their world,” he says, ”is a catalyst to wanting to save it”.

Sebastian won the prestigious International Photography Awards (IPA) Photographer of the Year twice for his books: first Antarctica: A Global Warning (Palace Press) in 2007; and again in 2020 for Antarctica: The Waking Giant (Rizzoli). He also won the Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) Photographer of the Year twice: in 2015 for Arctica: The Vanishing North (teNeues) which also won the ITB Book Award and the Global Arctic Award; and in 2021 for Antarctica: The Waking Giant (Rizzoli).

His fine quality prints have appeared at the United Nations (Solo Show, 2007), the Council on Foreign Relations, Peabody Essex Museum, the Field Museum, and the Bangkok BACC Museum among others. These works can be found in private collections in both the United States and Europe and galleries around the world.

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