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Into The Cold at The Annenberg Space for Photography

May 13, 2014 12:05am

SEBASTIAN RETURNS TO THE ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR INTO THE COLD

On May 8th, The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles screened Sebastian’s North Pole epic documentary about his 2009 mission. The screening, a part of the Annenberg’s Iris Nights,  played to a sold out audience at the Skylight studio. The screening was followed by a Q&A and was reported in this article posted by Liz Kelly for Examiner.com. This was Sebastian’s second presentation at the Annenberg this year. In February, a full presentation of his photographic and advocacy work in the polar regions was attended also by a sold out audience, and can be viewed here.

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Sebastian’s Q&A at the Annenberg Space for Photography on May 8, 2014

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Happy Penguin Day!

April 25, 2014 8:04pm

Today is World Awareness Penguin Day.

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Gentoo Penguins near the Gerlach Strait, Antarctica Peninsula 2006.

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Sebastian Profiled in the LA Review of Books

April 10, 2014 7:03pm

Michael Kurcfeld profiled Sebastian for the latest LA Review of Books (March 2014). The interview was conducted during Sebastian’s solo Antarctica: A Million Faces Of Ice at the Munich Bernheimer Gallery last year. The profile also features a filmed segment which can be seen here.

“Following in the footsteps of Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, Sebastian Copeland ventures into the blinding white expanses of both poles, often for weeks at a time, to seek out the wild sculpted beauty of places no human has seen before.” Michael Kurcfeld — LA Review of Books

 

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Great News: Japan Suspends Whale killing in the Southern Oceans for 2014!

April 2, 2014 7:27pm

Big New For Whales in the Southern Seas

Following the International Court of Justice’s ruling, Japan has officially cancelled all plans to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean in 2014. This will be the first year since 1904 that no whales will be hunted in Antarctic waters.

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Sebastian is Napapijri’s official Ambassador

March 30, 2014 4:32pm

Continuing a long term relationship with Napapijri, Sebastian is the brand’s official ambassador. Napapijri has supported Sebastian’s polar missions since 2005. “I am proud to be associated with Napapijri”, Sebastian says. “We have been on the trail together for a while now, and share a common philosophy of outdoor enthusiasm and care for our planet. Napa has been with me on the ice in the worst of conditions. And in the city in moderate climes! I wear it everyday for its design, durability and cool factor. This is good stuff. Enough said!”

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Sebastian Appears on Servus TV to Promote Across The Ice

March 6, 2014 6:21pm

Sebastian Appears on Red Bull’s Servus TV

On March 5th, 2014 Sebastian appeared on Servus TV’s Sport&Talk to promote his new film Across The Ice–The Greenland Victory March which premiered March 5. Joining him in the studios in Salzburg, Austria was F1 racing legend Nicky Lauda.  Sebastian also appeared on the morning show Servus Morgen on March 6th. The film will play again on Servus AM TV Sunday March 9th at 3PM before rolling out to international distribution later in the year.

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RedBull’s Servus TV premieres Across The Ice

March 5, 2014 5:59pm

Servus TV to premiere Sebastian Copeland’s new film for German Speaking countries

Across The Ice–The Greenland Victory March premiered on Servus TV on March 5th in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The film chronicles Sebastian Copeland and Eric McNair Landry’s record setting kite skiing mission across the south-north axis of the Greenland ice sheet. The film marks Sebastian’s second directorial effort and his first collaboration with Red Bull Media House. Set mostly on Greenland, the film follows training sessions in Iqualuit, and the 2300 kilometer unassisted journey which includes getting pinned down by hurricane strength winds; a tour of the cold war relic DYE II; and setting the new world record for the longest distance travelled in 24 hours by kites with 595 km. Across The Ice will be presented at Cannes’s 2014 MipDoc for international distribution in early April. You see watch the trailer here. Stay tuned for other international releases.

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Sebastian in the March 2014 Issue of Red Bulletin

March 1, 2014 7:02pm

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Sebastian Lectures at the Annenberg Space for Photography

February 20, 2014 5:39pm

Sebastian Speaks At The Iris Night Lecture Series

As part of the National Geographic lecture series, Sebastian was invited to speak at the prestigious Annenberg Space for Photography on February 20, 2014. From Pole to Pole: The Longest Journey recounts being attacked by polar bears; reaching both poles on foot; photographing in sub-zero temperatures; and what the loss of  ice means in the context of a warming planet. The lecture sold out but was filmed and can be streamed here.

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Sebastian Wins Gold Medal from the Photographic Society of America

January 21, 2014 3:09pm

The jury of the 2013 Arctic Award awarded Sebastian a gold medal on behalf of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). The Arctic Award specializes in Polar photography. This is Sebastian’s second win: in 2012, the FIAP (Federation International de l’Art Photographic) had awarded him a medal for the same competition. The winning image below depicts a storm on the Greenland ice cap, with winds reaching 80 miles per hour, during Sebastian and Eric’s record setting south to north crossing on skis and kites.Storm on the Greenland Ice

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