Books

Antarctica: The Global Warning (Insight Editions 2007)

Sebastian won the Photographer of the Year award from the International Photography Awards (2007) for this best selling book. With a foreword by President Gorbachev and introduction by Leonardo DiCaprio, the book complements stunning and otherworldly photography from one of the most exotic and least travelled region of the world with in-depth analysis of the consequences of a warming world at the hands of climate change.

“…Antarctica: The Global Warning – what a terrific reminder of what’s really at stake and why we can’t give up before we get the job done!”
– US Secretary of State, John Kerry

“The stunning photos in this book show a frozen landscape with a scale and light that tell the tale of an otherworldly place that is fast slipping away”
— Leonardo DiCaprio, Actor

“A book of haunting beauty, Antarctica lures us with its images and compels us with its words. It’s a powerful call to action to combat global warming. Sebastian Copeland’s photography, combined with the insights of luminaries and environmental experts, makes a case that is both exquisite to look at and impossible to ignore.”
— Arianna Huffington, Political Commentator

Antarctica: A Call To Action (Insight Editions 2008)

Sebastian displays his visual excellence shooting the ice in this affordable companion to his previous offering, Antarctica: The Global Warning. With new images and new text, this award winning book will transport you to the visually arresting Antarctic peninsula and deliver an intimate look at its fauna including seals, penguins and whales. Foreword by Orlando Bloom.

“Extraordinary…a brilliant book…a brilliant photographer”
– Larry King

“I admire and applaud [Sebastian’s] photojournalistic contribution in this book. I am, of course, in complete support, as I am of any person willing to put forth energy on this tipping point in the future of our planet.”
– Robert Redford, actor, environmentalist

“When my eyes looked upon this a series of photographs—vast stretches of empty polar landscapes, icy white, with pockets of deep blue—I started to feel cooler and calmer. The display of Sebastian Copeland’s work, from his book “Antarctica: The Global Warning,” made me admire the integrity of individuals who are trying to raise awareness of threats to the environment”.
— Suzy Menkes, New York Times, Sunday Magazine

Arctic: The Vanishing North (teNeues 2015)

Ten years of in-depth traveling in the high Arctic is represented in this book that captures the foreboding North in a way rarely seen. Intimate encounters with fierce polar bears, Beluga whales and reindeers, Arctic fox and shy ringed seals illustrate this definite volume on this untamed and forbidding landscape. With an introduction by Sir Richard Branson, and texts by scientists and Inuit leaders, this book looks at the impact climate change is reaping on the Arctic ice.

“A body of work that is unprecedented in its scope and intimacy of one of the most barren regions on Earth.”
— Men’s Journal October 2015

“Sebastian Copeland has a deep and caring knowledge of the issues he writes so eloquently about. Sebastian’s passion, commitment for the planet combined with his stunning and breathtaking imagery hold us captive and stimulate both empathy and a desire for action.”
— Ann Philbin—Director of the Hammer Museum

“Copeland’s [Arctica: The Vanishing North] 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.”
— UK Daily Mail November 27, 2015 (re: Arctica: The Vanishing North)

Awards

Antarctica : The Global Warning 2007 International Photography Awards (IPA) Professional Photographer of the Year—Book Category

Antarctica: A Call To Action: 2009 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards Silver Award—Environment Category

Antarctica—A Call To Action 2009 Book Expo America — Silver Award—Environmental Books

Quotes:

“Extraordinary…a brilliant book…a brilliant photographer”
– Larry King

“Sebastian Copeland’s stunning photographs are a stark reminder of what we stand to lose. He has ventured to the bottom of the world and returned with a message that we cannot afford to ignore.”
– Sting

“When my eyes looked upon this a series of photographs—vast stretches of empty polar landscapes, icy white, with pockets of deep blue—I started to feel cooler and calmer. The display of Sebastian Copeland work, from his book “Antarctica: The Global Warning,” made me admire the integrity of individuals who are trying to raise awareness of threats to the environment”.
– Suzy Menkes, New York Times, Sunday Magazine

“Sebastian Copeland is a magician!”
— Eric Bazin—Founder of Planet Workshops

“[Sebastian Copeland]…one of the more articulate voices urging action on climate change.”
— Steve Casimiro—Adventure Journal (Dec 2010)