The Artist

Shawn Jackson

Shawn Jackson is a professional photographer originally from the Caribbean island of Roatan, Islas de la Bahia, Honduras. Jackson began his photography career underwater as an underwater photographer and videographer. From there he branched out, starting his own firm shooting topside as well. His passion for nature photography has been his driving force in his career as an artist.

Jackson currently divides his time between Roatan and the United States. Jackson is the creator of the project Faces of Roatan, a photographic endeavor capturing the faces of older generation islanders in black and white photography using natural light. This traveling exhibit features the images alongside oral histories and was followed by published books of the same name. You can view Jackson's work in many SCUBA Diving industry magazines (like SCUBA Diving & Sport Diver) as well as in countless nature and fine art publications. Jackson's work has been used in conservation efforts, most notably as the image used by the President of Honduras to sign the Shark Sanctuary legislation into law earning his photography time on CNN and in the New York Times. Jackson's work can be seen at various galleries including a permanent installation at the Waves of Art Gallery in Roatan’s West End and select Salt Life stores across the United States.

Jackson also photographs for commercial client and lifestyle brand, Salt Life. In 2016 Jackson became an official Salt Life Team Member, serving as a Brand Ambassador and genuinely living the "salt life" as an underwater photographer. In 2015 Jackson received the honor of being named one of Ikelite Under Water System's Official Ambassadors. Jackson uses Ikelite housings for his underwater photography and is thrilled to have been included into this exclusive international cohort of underwater photographers.