Ralph Bradshaw White
Ralph Bradshaw White filmed the first footage of the Titanic wreckage in 1985, providing the world with its first look at the ship that went down April 15, 1912. White returned to recover artifacts and film the wreckage over 30 times in his life using deep-ocean imaging technology and powerful lighting to penetrate the darkness at 12,000 feet below the oceanâs surface. His footage was used in the 1993 Imax documentary âTitanica,â and in James Cameronâs Oscar-winning film âTitanic,â in 1997. White was also a contract cameraman for National Geographic, filming wild horses, whales, sharks, and the wreckage from the Breadalbane, which was a British ship that sank in the Arctic Ocean in 1853.