Last updated: March 28, 2017 at 3:30 am
Pioneer underwater photographer; author of several books including Jim Church’s Essential Guide to Underwater Video, Jim Church’s Essential Guide to Nikonos Systems, and Jim Church’s Essential Guide to Photo Composition; started taking underwater pictures in 1964 with a Calypso camera and flashbulbs; Jim’s photographs and articles have appeared hundreds of times in dive, travel and photography magazines, advertisements for companies such as Nikon and Kodak, as well as in numerous books, including The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau; taught underwater photography aboard Aggressor Fleet liveaboards; regular speaker at dive shows.
Honours and Awards:
DEMA Hall of Fame (2003)
NOGI Award (Arts, 1985)
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.