Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
When you pour as much good into the world as Ernie, it leaves a clear trail. His list of accolades extends back through the decades, punctuated by honors of the highest distinction, including being inducted into the Scuba Diving Hall of Fame and receiving the the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences NOGI award, considered the “Oscar of the ocean world.”
These awards are simply markers that help outline the bold imprint Ernie has and continues to leave. The stories, gratitudes, and images shared on this site and engraved on the hearts of all those in his life are what fill in the dots to paint a true picture of Ernie Brooks II, a man as iconic as he is humble, as vibrant as he is wise.
An interview with Ernie gives insight into the history of Brooks Institute.
Ernest Brooks' old school photography style is on display in the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum in St Louis, Missouri.
Ernest Brooks was granted the NOGI Award in 1975 by the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences.
Brooks' work exposes fragile ecosystems of the underwater world using black and white photography, aiming to create a "lasting memory without timeframe or date"
Brooks' work earned him Beneath the Sea's 2012 Legend of the Sea. Sport Diver takes a deeper look at the underwater photographer in an interview.
NOGI Fellow and diving luminary Ernie Brooks attended the 2006 Gala, as emcee and recipient of the Wyland ICON Award.
The Ernie Brooks statue, originally unveiled in the annual Our World Underwater dive show in Chicago, has found a new home in the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Photographer Ernie Brooks specializes in ocean photography using 21 delicate shades of grey.
Ernie Brooks II - Residential Emeritus of Brooks Institute of Photograhy
Ernest H. Brooks II is celebrated for his visual presentation of the underwater world, noting awards, honors, and contributions.