Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 17 — Silversea Expeditions is kicking off its new Resident Artist and Photographer Program aboard Prince Albert II’s June 12 inaugural sailing from London to Tromso, featuring Sharon K. Schafer as its first artist in residence. An award-winning designer, Schafer’s diverse background also includes wildlife biologist, naturalist, photographer and writer. As a self-employed artist, she combines two loves – nature and art, making her well-suited to enlighten and inspire guests as she sketches and photographs the amazing sights on their polar expedition. Camille Seaman has been selected as the resident photographer for the following series of expeditions, starting from Tromso on June 30 and concluding in New York on August 25. Seaman is an award-winning photographer best known for her evocative polar images. Her work has been exhibited and published in magazines internationally. She often teaches workshops on photography and self-publishing.
“We’re launching this program to further enhance the expedition experience for our guests,” said Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s director of expeditions. “We’re thrilled to be able to welcome such high-caliber talent as Ms. Schafer and Ms. Seaman to our expedition team for these voyages.”
As hosts of the Resident Artist and Photographer Program, Schafer and Seaman will lead art and photography workshops and lectures aboard Prince Albert II and accompany guests ashore to share their unique perspectives. On field explorations, they will offer expert guidance and share tips on photographic strategies for capturing the beauty and essence of the natural world. Using a camera and hydrophone, they will record the fascinating underwater environment and share these images with guests during special evening presentations.
The photographers will also photograph and videotape each expedition. Guests will receive a complimentary collection of these photos on a CD. A special DVD will be available for sale containing a digital slide show, interactive map and video footage of the voyage. All of the proceeds from the sale of the DVDs will be contributed to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to support their work in environmental conservation.
For more information on Silversea Cruises, please contact a travel agent. For a complimentary brochure, please call toll-free (877) 215-9986 or visit www.silversea.com.