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Emory Kristof
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Emory Kristof has been a National Geographic magazine photographer ever since he started working at the publication as an intern in 1963.  He is a specialist in scientific, high-tech and underwater subjects, including deep ocean work that places him far beyond normal diver depths. Throughout his career Kristof has been a pioneer in the use of submersibles and remotely operated vehicles.  He created the preliminary designs of the electronic camera system for the Argo, the underwater vehicle that aided in the discovery of the famed Titanic. He has documented many legendary shipwrecks, among them the Edmund Fitzgerald, the Hamilton & Scourge, the Breadalbane, the 16th Century Spanish Galleon San Diego, the interior of the USS Arizona, as well as the aforementioned Titanic.

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Kristof's innovative photography helps uncover the unexplored worlds of deep sea creatures.  In 1977, he was part of the expedition that discovered the deep hot water volcanic vents of the Galapagos Rift and has since completed six stories on the vents and their unusual life forms. Along with Teddy Tucker and Dr. Eugenie Clark, he founded the Beebe Project which films and studies baited sharks and other animals via deep water submersibles. Kristof worked for several years with Chris Nicholson of Deep Sea System/Oceaneering to redesign the 10,000 foot Max Rover which he has used in expeditions in the Arctic and the Celebes Sea.

In 2003, he teamed up with Stephen Low Productions for the IMAX Film Volcanoes of the Deep Sea.


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