Ocean Art Contest Judges



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Tony Wu


Tony is a underwater photographer seemingly always on the go.  He is author of author of a coffee table book entitled Silent Symphony, which received the grand prize for best book of the year at Antibes in 2001. He also won the prestigious Veolia environment wildife photographer of the year award.  
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Marty Snyderman


Marty is a still photographer, film producer, author and speaker specializing in the marine environment. He has won many prestigious awards (including an Emmy) and has been featured in many top publications worldwide.

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Scott Gietler

Scott is the owner of Bluewater Photo, Bluewater Travel and the Underwater Photography Guide. He enjoys helping others learn underwater photography online, in the store and during international photo trips he attends with customers.

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Mark Strickland

Mark is a professional underwater photographer and underwater photo specialist at Bluewater Photo. He is co-author and principle photographer for Lonely Planet’s award-winning book, “Diving and Snorkeling Thailand”, and his work appears in many magazines, books and displays around the world. Currently, Mark leads several dive trips each year to his favorite destinations, while working on a career-spanning large-format pictorial book.

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