A National Geographic award-winning photographer, Song Gang is a signed photographer for National Geographic's Chinese site. One of Canon's top 10 photographers, Song has been named the Golden Rhino Best Outdoor Photographer, Banff China Special Photographer and is also a contributor to National Geographic China. A PADI Dive Master, PSAI Technical Diver, Song also has a Masters degree from the United Kingdom. His works have been celebrated by Ocean Art, Underwater Photography, Visual China and other domestic and international competitions all over the world. From nature photography to underwater photography, from the cold to the tropics, land to sea, Song has travelled all over the world.
Jade Hoksbergen is a painter and underwater photographer with a penchant for macro- portraiture. At just 23 years old, her images have been awarded in several high profile competitions and published in numerous international journals and magazines. In 2019, she co-authored Black is the New Blue Vol. II, showcasing blackwater diving. As well as working behind the lens, Jade is a sought-after underwater model, frequently spotted on the cover of dive and travel magazines. Based in the Philippines, Jade shares a love for the sea with her husband, Henley Spiers.
Henley Spiers is a renowned underwater photographer and writer. Starting his professional career in diving as an instructor, he later fell in love with underwater imagery and made the transition to full-time photographer. Since then, his reputation has escalated rapidly with a prolific series of winning shots in multiple competitions, including the prestigious UPY. Today, he not only judges competitions, but also conducts his own trips and workshops. In 2019, he co- authored Black is the New Blue Vol. II showcasing blackwater diving. Based in the Philippines, he shares a love for the sea with his wife, Jade Hoksbergen.
Zhou Qi Nan better known as Nan Wang is the Founder of Diver Chat, Visual China Contracted Photographer, 8KRAW Contracted Photographer, Photographer and Lecturer for SONY, CCTV Appointed Underwater Photographer, Resident Judge of Voice of The Ocean Competition for ADEX CHINA. Dozens of his travel videos from 2013, have been viewed by millions on the world wide web. “The world in the lens is beautiful, biological, travel, even more, life!” - Nan Wang
Yue Hong Jun, China, started photography in 1984. His works have won various photography contests in China and around the world, with the added honour of being conferred the title of “Best Photographer” in a number of international photography exhibitions and had held 7 exhibitions. In 2016, he won the first and second prize in the underwater photography competition organised by the Beijing International Diving Show. In 2017, he had won the gold medal for Trierenberg Super Circuit photography contest. Yue Hong Jun is a member of the China Photographers Association, a lifetime member of the Royal Photographic Society, vice-chairman of the Entrepreneur Photographer Association (Shenzhen), and executive vice-president of the Global Chinese Photography Association (GCPA).
William Tan has been fascinated with the creatures of the sea since his childhood. He travels extensively throughout the Pacific region, judging underwater photo competitions, and photographing marine life for tourism organisations, scientific research groups, dive magazines, camera manufacturers, and resorts.
Former Freediving champion and now a full time photographer and filmmaker, Pepe Arcos is an award winning multitalented shooter that explores this underwater domain, holding breath for minutes at a time to capture unique images of ethereal calm. A talented individual who dodge even greater odds to document aspects of the underwater world that even the fastest scuba diver will fail to capture.
Kent Yeung is a creative director, underwater videographer and diving instructor. He focuses on combing underwater video with creative commercial video promotion. He has cooperated with lots of television and media companies. As a creative director and underwater videographer, Kent believes commercial promotion and underwater video can be a wonderful crossover – bringing new inspiration to TV production underwater.
Christian Vizl was born in México City in 1972. Has a degree in Business Administration, was formed as a Diving Instructor, Cave Diver, Rafting Guide, and Sailor. Was a member of CEDAM, a Mexican organization devoted to marine archeology, lived for a year in Germany (1993) a year in Akumal, southeast México (1997) and a year in Australia (1998). He has been an enthusiast photographer since he was 15 years old, but it´s since 2010 when he starts with underwater photography and with a more professional approach.
YUPING CHEN was a speaker of ADEX BEIJING in 2015,2016,2017 and 2018. Before becoming a diver and underwater photographer, Yuping Chen has worked for years as an attorney and senior partner at a large law firm in Beijing. She was a very typical “office lady” back then. In 2012, She started to learn underwater photography. Through her lens, a lot of unique moments were successfully captured and photographed. As a female underwater photographer, she is very good at photographing some ordinary marine creatures, and captures their unique charm. From the perspective of woman's sensibility, she shows the delicate vitality of the sea and the beauty of nature.