Katherine Lu [USA / Singapore] Professional Underwater Photographer
Katherine is an American underwater photographer. She grew up in Northern Virginia in the USA and is of Taiwanese descent. Katherine started her diving journey more than two decades ago after receiving her open water certification in 1996. Her adventurous spirit and wanderlust led her to travel to over 60 countries and dive all around the world. Currently residing in Singapore and within close proximity to the coral triangle, she bought her first camera in 2014 to show friends and family the world beneath the sea and soon after developed a speciality for underwater macro photography, though she also loves photographing sharks and large pelagics when travel opportunities arise. Completely self-taught, she enjoys creating artistic expressions and visual stories that can capture the beauty of the ocean, its inhabitants and the fragility of the ecosystem. Awareness and education are key to preserving the ocean and she hopes her images can contribute towards conservation. Katherine has won international awards for her images and has been featured in both print and online magazines.
Adam Hanlon [UK] Publisher & Editor-at-Large, Wetpixel
Adam Hanlon is an underwater photographer captivated by the challenge and beauty of the underwater world and passionate about its conservation. His images and reports have won international competitions and been used in prestigious publications and by world-renowned organizations. He grew up in South Africa, learned to dive in the mid-1980s and has been pursuing a career “beneath the surface” ever since. He holds recreational and technical diving qualifications up to instructor level from many agencies and dives very regularly. He is the editor of Wetpixel, the worlds leading resource on all things underwater imaging and through Wetpixel Expeditions, Adam leads regular photography expeditions and workshops around the world. He also owns a successful dive school based near Lancaster, UK.