Brian Pitkin, reknowned u/w photographer, has died

Linda and Brian Pitkin
Linda and Brian Pitkin

On Tuesday 31 August the international dive community lost one of the photography greats; Brian Pitkin passed away. Linda Pitkin wrote on her Facebook page: "My darling Brian died this morning, in hospital after suddenly becoming worse, but such a gentle and peaceful death, with no apparent distress for him."

Brian Pitkin was a widely respected and well-known prolific photographer who for decades was a leading figure in the underwater photography community.  Among many other notable roles, he was the president and webmaster for the British Society of Underwater Photographers