Jason deCaires Taylor

He creates submarine monuments to corporate greed that morph into vibrant habitats for marine flora and fauna. Throughout his work, deCaires Taylor depicts people engaged in ordinary, everyday activities — watching TV, looking at a cellphone, taking a selfie — as a way of highlighting our role as individuals in the degradation of the environment. He urges us to avert a legacy of ocean pollution and destructive climate change, and to embrace our collective responsibility to future generations. And he leads by example, introducing artificial reefs into distressed marine environments and restoring vitality to our oceans one sunken treasure at a time.