Born and raised in Korea, Jerome Kim has been based in the Philippines for the last 23 years.
He is a professional architect who considers underwater photography as a hobby but he enjoys it immensely. He is able to translate his skills as an architect into designing the perfect shot underwater.
He won more than 70+ awards from underwater competition in Korea, Philippines and International Competition.
He was a featured Photographer on magazines such as Scubadivers, Undersea Travel, Underwater World, Sea&Sea Magazine, EZDIVE, Divers Alert, Underwaterphotography.com, Scubashooters, Underwater Macro Photographers, Ocean Geographic etc.
His works are published on medias like South China Morning Post (H.K), Washington Post, Divers Alert (US), Manila Bulletin, Inquirer (Phil), Chosun, Dongah (Korea), and published on more than 20 Magazines
He has been invite as a VIP speaker to several prestige dive shows such as DRT, ADEX, SPOEX, TDEX and PHIDEX
He has been judging panels of World Oceans Day Competition by United Nation, Asia UW Photo Challenge by EZDIVE, Drangon Cup by UWPIXEL, Okinawa Masterclass by Okinawa Tourism, Green Island UW Competition by Taiwan Tourism, UWMP competition and many more.
He started and co-organized Anilao UW Photo Competition with Department of Tourism of the Philippines for 3 years and it become one of the most successful UW competition events in Asia now. He also organized Okinawa Master Class and Underwater Dreamtour.
Dive Conference Topic: Lighting: The First and the Last of Underwater Photography
PANEL DISCUSSION: Underwater Photography
Dive Conference Topic: Destination: Coron, Palawan