Nirupam Nigam

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific and as the editor-in-chief of the Underwater Photography Guide. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancée and taking photos.

Artist’s Statement:
Photography is my medium; light is my paintbrush. With pixels to proxy for my eyes, I aspire to organize the whirlwind of life into digital moments captured in time. Every photo represents a small tile of the vast mosaic we call Earth.