Sebastian Copeland's remarkable long-form films paint a fascinating picture of our world's vanishing polar environments. These documentaries share treacherous adventures and heartwarming moments of determination and perseverance, while sharing rare visuals of arctic ecosystems that will soon be destroyed by the effects of larger environmental issues.
British French American Sebastian Copeland is a world-renowned polar explorer, climate researcher, environmentalist, photographer and author. His personal commitment to fight for the protection of our environment and relentless pursuit of a sustainable future has led Sebastian to focus on visual arts as a tool for documenting social change by re-tooling his climbing and mountaineer adventure skills for polar exploration.
Copeland was twice named Photographer of the Year and has addressed the U.N., governments, universities, and Fortune 500 companies to warn of the systemic transformations taking place in the polar regions and their geopolitical consequences. Sebastian’s work has been featured in National Geographic, GQ, Marie Claire, Elle magazine, Vanity Fair, Outside, American Photo, The New York Times, People Magazine, USA Today, Paris Match as well as on NBC, CBS, NPR, CNN’s Larry King Live, and hundreds of other international media outlets and publications.
Sebastian Copeland’s activism efforts for social change have granted him a seat on the Board of Directors for the US Branch of Mikhail Gorbachev's Green Cross International as well as Shine On Sierra Leone. His work has also been recognized three times at the International Photography Awards in 2006 and 2007, most notably the Professional Photographer of the Year award for his bestselling book Antarctica: The Global Warning. In 2019, Copeland was awarded by French President Emmanuel Macron the National Order of Merit.
Since 1996, the Tribal Trust Foundation (TTF) has been identifying sustainable grass roots projects which will help preserve the living arts and traditional wisdom of indigenous people. Tribal Trust partners with local organizations whose experience and existing relationships can sustain these joint initiatives over the long-term. The Tribal Trust global initiative has supported many wonderful and distinct cultures, including campaigning for the survival of the San Bushman, assisting cultural preservation of the Monpas in Bhutan and other projects in East Timor, Spain, Australia, Southern Africa. Assistance is also given to the Navajo, Chumash, the Standing Rock Sioux Water Protectors, and other Water/Earth/Life advocates.
No man has ever successfully traversed down Antarctica's East Coast through the Pole of Inaccessibility to the West Coast of Antarctica- until now. Sebastian Copeland documents the harrowing, historical journey in his original film, Antarctica.Watch Trailer
Sebastian Copeland’s feature documentary Across The Ice chronicles his and Eric McNair-Landry’s record setting epedition across Greenland. A remarkable and inspiring story co-produced by Red Bull Media House.Watch Movie
Sebastian Copeland's Into The Cold: A Journey of The Soul retraces an exhilarating adventure across what experts refer to as one of the most challenging geographical environments in the world - The Great North - documenting it's vanishing ice as a result of climate change.Watch Movie
To connect with Sebastian Copeland and learn more about his adventures, advocacy, and artistic endeavors, visit his website. Continue exploring with one of Sebastian's books, available for purchase on Amazon.