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Zale Parry

I've long admired Zale Parry's work as one of the earliest female underwater photographers. She had led the way for those who have followed in her flippered path. You don't hear too much about her outside of the diving circles and that's really too bad as she's done a lot for the sport and a great deal in inspiring more women to take it up as well.Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Zale, the oldest of seven children, became a pioneer in the skin and SCUBA diving worlds in the late 1940s and early 1950s. She was famously a Sports Illustrated cover girl in May 1955 and was, at the time, one of first certified SCUBA instructors. As a very accomplished underwater photographer, she became the first woman...

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