Ed Dixon is an accomplished photographic artist and writer as well as a passionate scuba diver and environmentalist. He has traveled to more than 100 countries and territories on all seven continents, and has had the privilege of photographing some of the world's most unique, pristine and at-risk environments, including Raja Ampat, Micronesia, Patagonia, New Zealand, Jardines de la Reina, South Africa, the high Arctic and Antarctica. His photographic and artistic interests focus on environmental, underwater, nature and travel photography.
His images have been published in magazines, books and websites; have been cited in marine scientific research; and have been displayed in art exhibits and museums in Asia and Europe. With a passion for the environment and conservation issues, Ed donated his images to the WWF for use in creating multiple years of Bunaken National Marine Park dive tags. He also has served as a volunteer writer, feature editor and photographer for Ocean Geographic magazine. In 2015, he was invited to join the ocean Artists Society.
A first-adopter with a unquenchable desire for knowledge, Ed experiments with all aspects of photography, from advanced digital technologies to traditional film techniques. He prefers analog – instant film, medium format, pinhole and wet plate colloidon techniques – because their artistic and ephemeral qualities require him to hone his craft and clearly define his artistic vision. Ed is creating a series of printed and digital images that capture at-risk historical religious sites using an antique, at-risk instant photography technique and a hoarded stash of expired instant sepia film.
When not diving and photographing, Ed is partner and corporate communications executive at Mercer. Based in NY, he has lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Mideast.
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