CHURCH, Ron

USA (1934-1973)

Last updated: March 28, 2017 at 3:29 am

Pioneer underwater photographer; author; cinematographer; freediver; world record spearfisherman; co-founder of the San Diego Underwater Photographic Society with Chuck Nicklin in 1961; founded Underwater Photographers of America; first American on the Cousteau team as a still photographer and underwater cameraman; deep sea submersible pilot, including Deepstar; surfer; surf photojournalist; test pilot photographer.

Honours and Awards:

NOGI Award (Arts, 1973)
Scott Carpenter Award

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