Jason deCaires Taylor (UK) is a sculptor, environmentalist and professional underwater photographer. His permanent site-specific works span several continents and predominately explore submerged and tidal marine environments. His multi-disciplinarily sculptural works explore modern themes of conservation and environmental activism. Over the past ten years, Taylor has created several large-scale underwater “Museums” and “Sculpture Parks”, with collections of over 850 life-size public works. He has received numerous sculpture and photography awards and is a member of The Royal Society of Sculptors, Ocean Ambassador to DAN (Divers Alert Network), Ocean Exemplar of The World Ocean Observatory and a featured TED speaker. In 2014 he was awarded The Global Thinker by Foreign Policy and is described as Jacques Cousteau of the Art World.