Ralph Bradshaw White
Died: February 4, 2008 (Glendale, California)
Best Known as: explorer and documentary cameraman who first filmed footage of the Titanic wreckage
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 ocean’s surface. His footage was used in the 1993 Imax documentary “Titanica,” and in James Cameron’s Oscar-winning film “Titanic,” 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.
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