Ernest H. Brooks II, son of the founder of the internationally-renowned Brooks Institute of Photography, has achieved international acclaim for his breathtaking underwater photography. Brooks has been a trailblazer in the development of underwater photographic equipment and technique. Although he has harnessed and implemented much of that new technology at a time when color underwater photographs overwhelmingly illustrate magazines and brochures, he favors black and white. His photographic legacy is one that illustrates the changes in our environment, while he himself remains a tremendous voice in our need to witness the effect of such changes. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and is one of forty photographers in the world admitted to the prestigious Camera Craftsmen of America.