Emirates Diving Association Underwater Photography and Film Competition
Emirates Diving Association Underwater Photography and Film Competition

Exhibition of winning photographs and videos on display in the Department of Visual Communication’s Rotunda Gallery.
Opening and Awards Ceremony: Wed, May 23rd at 9 PM.  Exhibition continues until May 30th.
“The Department of Visual Communication is honored to once again host and exhibit the winners of Digital Online, an international competition for underwater photography and film organized by the Emirates Diving Association (EDA). Our close relationship with EDA grew from AUD’s initial MOU with the organization signed in 2014. This initiative to ally with the most important Emirati organization promoting diving as well as the well-being of our oceans was developed by Brad Moody, Associate Professor of Digital Media, after beginning to teach his new course ‘Underwater Media.’  In addition to hosting their annual photography and film competition, AUD students also partner with EDA in their beach clean-up campaigns. Please some celebrate the competition winners while also taking in the stunning beauty of underwater life.’  Dr. Woodman Taylor, Chair – Department of Visual Communication
“As a nation of seafarers and pearl divers, we are historically and socially indebted to our seas. Our timeless heritage and traditions as people dependent on fisheries and seaborne trade have contributed enormously towards our regional prosperity and development. From our earliest times, our pearl diving history allowed us to develop an intimate relationship with our natural world. Many of our seafarers, divers and fishermen had the instinctive ability to read every wave, hear the wind and to feel the forces of nature. As more and more scientists and divers explore the boundaries of our coastline, the information they unveil will become paramount to our government’s efforts towards ensuring the survival of our seas.  EDA is a non-profit organization consisting of a handful of volunteers sharing a common goal – a love for the sea.” Essa Abdulla Al Ghurair, Chairman – Emirates Diving Association