Photos From A Storm Chaser: A TED Talk By Camille Seaman
With her breathtaking storm photos displayed behind her on stage, Seaman recounts a lesson her grandfather once taught her. He explained that the clouds forming in the sky were a part of her. The perspiration emanating from Seaman's body would float into the sky—becoming the moisture that then sends life-sustaining rain hurtling back down to Earth. This message stuck with the award-winning photographer. "As I stand under them I see not just a cloud," she tells the crowd, "but understand that what I have the privilege to witness is the same forces, the same process, in a small-scale version, that helped to create our galaxy, our solar system, our sun, and even this very planet." In her speeches, Seaman uses her striking images to crystallize our connection to all life on the planet.
A John S. Knight Journalism Fellow, Seaman's work, and her talks, are highly regarded worldwide. She reminds us that humans aren't separate from nature. And, that the fate of the natural world is tied to our own.