Karen Straus , 2011
In the 1960’s Karen graduated from the Los Angeles County Underwater Instructor Program, becoming an instructor, writer, and underwater photographer with her work appearing in Oceans, Skin Diver, and Sport Diver. Karen organized PADI’s Fluid Visions, one of the first underwater film festivals. Her expertise was utilized in documentaries by Al Giddings, Jim Lipscomb’s Discovery Channel programs and books by Douglas Faulkner. She sits on the board of the San Diego Underwater Film Exposition and works with the San Diego Audubon Society. Karen is free-lance in the media, travelling the world to capture digital stills and HD video.