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Images of the Sea

Flip Schulke ’54

Flip Schulke ’54 is an internationally renowned photographer, famous for his photos of people like Martin Luther King and Mohammed Ali. He was also a pioneer in the development of underwater photography. In the 1960s and 70s, little equipment was available to photograph underwater. As a result, Schulke fabricated most of his own equipment. This show exhibited some of the actual cameras and other technology Schulke used in his pioneering work as an underwater photographer as well as a number of his photographs. The photograph on the lower right is the first underwater photograph ever taken of an orca. Schulke was just six feet from the orca when he shot the photo. Curator: Mark Davis, Biology.