Bear II, Arctic 2008, Archival Pigment Print on Canson Baryta Prestige paper, 50 x 75 cm (image size), 60 x 85 cm (sheet size), Ed. 10 + 2 AP | 60 x 135 cm (image size), 70 x 145 cm (sheet size), Ed. 10 + 2 AP
Sebastian Copeland, born in 1964, is a French-British-American photographer, environmental activist, and polar explorer. He began his career as a fashion and society photographer, but since 2000 has focused exclusively on climate change and promoting awareness of some of the most beautiful and vulnerable areas of the world, especially the Arctic and Antarctic.
Working in a style that crosses between documentary, reportage, and fine art photography, Copeland centres his work entirely on the natural world, both in the frame and in the discourse around his images. Whether they feature the raw power of polar bears, the ethereal blue-green beauty of ice flows, or the mesmerising abstract patterns of the barren polar landscape, these are works that grip the viewer and encourage broader questions about our place on this planet.