Shawn is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer, photographer and marine conservationist. He has worked with leading journalist and film teams including CNNs Anderson Cooper, Yann Arthus Bertrand, and National Geographic, and delivered projects for many of the top marine conservation organizations including WildAid, Shark Savers, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and Pew Environment Group. His award-winning work has been featured with National Geographic, BBC, New York Times, Huffington Post, Washington Post, WIRED and numerous other print and online publications around the world.
As an investigative photojournalist, Shawn has gone undercover to expose stories in some of the most remote or challenging locations and his work has provided a rare view of the people and some of the more disturbing elements of the endangered species trade. His investigative footage and images have been used as centerpieces for documentaries and campaigns reaching hundreds of millions of people. In his drive to spread the word, Shawn has published numerous conservation articles and given presentations on marine conservation to audiences across the globe.
Shawn serves on the International Board of WildAid, on the Board of Shark Savers, and is an Associate Director of Manta Trust.
In recognition of Shawns hands-on approach to marine conservation, he was presented the 2011 Oris Sea Hero of the Year award.