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Annie Crawley

Annie Crawley

Underwater photographer | Women Divers Hall of Famer | Class of 1990

Annie Crawley can trace much of her professional success back to “a black revolving door few knew existed in the basement of the Communications Building — the entry to the dark room, where magic happened every day.”

Now a Seattle-based underwater photographer/filmmaker (and Women Divers Hall of Famer), Crawley (BS ’90) credits Professor Brian Johnson with helping her discover what turned out to be a lifelong passion.

“Because of the photojournalism program, my entire world changed. With a camera in hand, I became a storyteller of life — from capturing the homeless and soup kitchens to being on the sidelines (shooting) quarterback Jeff George and the Flyin’ Illini basketball team with the likes of Kendall Gill and Steve Bardo.”