A COTTON PHOTO Creative Works LLC is a multi-media company with an emphasis on the underwater world. Our goal is to help facilitate visitors to our website in educating themselves and enable them to become personally involved in the fight to maintain our precious, yet highly fragile aquatic ecosystems. We share our experiences and knowledge of the oceans through our still photography, videos, written articles, and marine-themed presentations structured for children and adults alike. For those adventurous souls ready to take the plunge ACP offers bucket list expeditions to swim with the world's most exciting marine life.
Amanda Cotton, Professional Photographer and writer specializing in the underwater realm. As an avid scuba diver and ocean enthusiast, Amanda's goal is to help the general public embrace the beauty below the waves, in hopes that with awareness comes concern. The conservation and preservation of this ecosystem are of the highest priority to Amanda. While she enjoys owning and operating a conservation-minded design/media company, A COTTON PHOTO Creative Works LLC, Amanda takes great pride in working with like-minded organizations that genuinely care about the planet and its inhabitants, both above and below the waves.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Professional Photography while attending Brooks Institute of Photography, where she participated in the highly acclaimed Underseas Program established by Ernie Brooks. She has received numerous awards for her photography including several from the International Photographers Awards (IPA), Celebrate The Sea, Underwater Photography Annual Awards, and many others.
Amanda is honored to be a Member National of The Explorers Club and the OAS (Ocean Artists Society). She was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2015 and was named Scuba Diving Magazine's July 2017 SEA HERO.
Amanda's work has been published in major publications and news sources worldwide including National Geographic, BBC, Discovery, Smithsonian Magazine, Times Publishing, CNN, Scuba Diving Magazine, Sport Diver Magazine, Natural History Magazine, Earthweek, and Science Daily; as well as many international dive industry advertising campaigns. Working with organizations such as Scholastic Books, The Conservation Fund, Consortium For Ocean Leadership, Women Diver's Hall of Fame, Marine Life Protection Act, and Rourke Publishing has allowed her imagery and writing to have a positive impact on the oceans through education and outreach programs designed to improve awareness toward the plight the oceans now face.
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