preserve. protect. promote.
last week i had the opportunity to photograph the 6th annual national marine sanctuary foundation leadership awards dinner. held in the beautiful atrium of the ronald reagan building, the evening recognized and honored volunteers and leaders in the community, including speaker nancy pelosi and senator barbara mikulski. additionally, the famed dr. sylvia earl (chair, deep ocean exploration and research + explorer-in-residence national geographic society) and jean-michel cousteau (president, ocean futures society) were both honored with lifetime achievement awards for their stellar commitment to ocean exploration, research and preservation.
daniel ho, three-time grammy award winning musician and producer, closed the evening with a amazing performance.
the reagan building.
jean-michel cousteau with his family.
shark trust wine + the tail fin of one of the stunning awards.
dr. sylvia earle addressed the crowd after receiving her lifetime achievement award.