Sebastian Copeland and Ulysse Nardin both share a common vision about the beauty and fragility of nature, especially the poles and their floes. Together, they are committed to raise awareness and act for the preservation of our environment. Sebastian does it in its own way through breathtaking clichés, fiercely testifying about global warming. You might know a little about ulysse nardin by now, so here is a brief introduction to one of the most dedicated artist of our time and new member of the team of ‘Ulysses’.
A message in pictures
After winning the prestigious International Photography Awards’ 2007 Professional Photographer of the Year for his best selling rst book Antarctica: A Global Warning (Palace Press), he released in 2008 a second book titled Antarctica: A Call To Action. His latest book Arctica: The Vanishing North (teNeues) was released in 2015 for which Sebastian won the Photographer of the Year award from the 2016 Tokyo Int’l Photo Awards.
In 2018, the French Sénat awarded Sebastian with the prestigious solo exhibition around the gates of the Luxembourg gardens. This public exhibit of 80 large panels of Sebastian’s polar photographs reached 4 million visitors over the four months with an urgent climate message.
Polar explorer, award winning, author, public speaker and environmental activist, Sebastian uses photography as a medium for activism, to « Help people fall in love with their world », as he says.
A life of adventures
A life-long waterman, climber and mountaineer, Sebastian has specialized his adventure skills to polar exploration, and re-tooled his commercial photography roots into Fine Art as a medium for activism. Since 1999, he has led various expeditions to the Polar regions, among which, in March 2009, he led a mission to what is widely considered the most dif cult expedition in the world: the geographical North Pole. With his partner Keith Heger, they walked seven hundred kilometers to commemorate the centennial of Admiral Peary’s reach in 1909. In 2010, Sebastian and partner Eric McNair-Landry spent 43 days crossing the Greenland ice sheet using skis and kites and without outside support, over more than 2300 kilometers.