STEWART, Richard H. IV
Last updated: February 9, 2018 at 5:04 am
Publisher and editor-in-chief; photojournalist; conservationist, television producer; videographer; diving instructor; founded multiple magazines including Sport Diver and Ocean Realm (Wyland OCEAN REALM Journal); founder of OceanFest, EcoMedia, State of the Oceans Summit, World EcoSummit, Save the Manatee, and of the Dive Travel Association; co-founder of the Dive Industry Association and of Survival of the Sea Society; founder of the Underwater Photography Instructors Association; worked with ABC 20/20, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and HBO to produce ocean-related stories; creator of the anti-shark fining campaign – FEAR MAN; developed the first underwater ENG broadcast video system.
“I will always remember Richard as a visionary of the dive publishing industry, as a relentless and dedicated worker, a talented artist, a stalwart defender of the ocean environment, and as an unexpected and unusually candid friend who was the first to reach out and offer assistance at the launch of the Diving Almanac. He taught me a lot about the ins and outs of the publishing world, about the diving community, about following dreams, and about resilience in the face of adversity. He will be missed.” — Jeffrey Gallant