Honored with the 2018 NOGI Award in the Arts by the Underwater Academy of Arts and Sciences, an EMMY Award for cinematography, the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association’s (DEMA) Reaching Out Award in 2008 as a photographer, Marty Snyderman is a widely published still photographer and author.
Throughout his career, Marty has worked to conserve and share the magic of the undersea world. Marty serves as the Marine Life Editor of Dive Training magazine and Senior Editor of California Diving News. His still photography has been used by many major diving and wildlife publications, natural history museums, and aquaria.
While representing Nikon Inc. and Sea&Sea USA and through his own courses, Marty has taught underwater photography in person and offered instruction as a magazine columnist for most of his adult life. In the late 1990s, Marty produced Depth Perception, the first online course on underwater photography. His cinematography has been used by National Geographic, the PBS series Nature, BBC, Discovery Channel, Audubon, Howard Hall Productions, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Hardy Jones Productions, ESPN, and many other networks and entities around the world. Marty served on the Board of Trustees of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) from 2010 until 2019.
Eric Riesch is the Photo Editor and Managing Director of New World Publications, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida. For the past 28 years, he has managed the press production, photo retouching, placement, and cataloging of more than 10,000 photos in 12 marine life identification books by Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach. Topping the list is Reef Fish Identification – Tropical Pacific, which includes more than 2,500 images. He assisted the layout and design of Ned and Anna DeLoach’s Reef Fish Behavior and Stan Waterman’s autobiographical Sea Salt. He also managed the print production of Diving Pioneers and Innovators and Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification - Indo-Pacific. He designed the layout for the Apple books version of Reef Fish Identification - Florida Caribbean Bahamas and has produced ten PDF eBooks for New World Publications.
Riesch has been making underwater photographs for more than 20 years during trips to Indonesia, the Philippines, Galapagos Islands, and throughout the Caribbean. His photographs have been used by numerous public aquaria and have appeared in a variety of books and magazines. He has judged several international underwater photographic competitions and authored a series of articles for Dive Photo Guide’s “Critter Corner”.