Fabio Esteban Amador is an archaeologist, science communicator and visual artist. He uses images and video to get people excited about seeing, understanding, appreciating and preserving their world and history. He is fascinated with , gigapan technology, underwater imaging systems and aerial photography and video. He believes that creativity, curiosity and the thirst for knowledge are the prime movers of innovation and the fuel for discovery. He started his career as an art student at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and followed his interests in becoming an expedition artist by graduating as an archaeologist from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Lately, he has focused on the archaeology and exploration of caverns in Quintana Roo, Mexico and photo-mosaicking shipwrecks in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has also started to practice kite aerial photography and drone image and video capture.
His continued effort in communicating science has allowed him to use photography, cinematography and other multi-media tools to reach large audiences through his publications on the National Geographic’s Explorers Journal and NatGeo News Watch online publications.
Currently, he is a program officer for the National Geographic Society promoting and coordinating scientific and exploratory research around the world. He is also an associate research professor at George Washington University and Executive Director and President of Fundacion OLAS, an organization devoted to capacity building for Latin American scholars dedicated to the study of submerged cultural heritage.