Gary W. Lopez
Gary W. Lopez is an American scientist, filmmaker, author, entrepreneur, and fine art photographer. He joined ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau as a writer and producer. He is the founder of Archipelago Productions. He is a pioneer in fine art astrophotography. His images have won awards in international photography competitions. Lopez produced more than 40 academic and documentary films for Encyclopedia Britannica, PBS, and BBC. He authored two books, Sharks and Air Pollution. Lopez’s films received critical acclaim, including nine CINE Golden Eagle Awards.He produced an episode of the series, Voyage to Kure, narrated by Pierce Brosnan that premiered at the White House. Pres. George W. Bush cited the film as his inspiration for the establishment of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.