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February 13, 2019


As a certified National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Dive Master and avid traveler, photographer Beverly Factor has visited every corner of the globe, taking photos of the world’s most pristine coral reefs and mysterious creatures deep below the ocean’s surface. An exhibit of her vibrant undersea images comes to the surface in the John Wayne Airport Community Focus Space from February 14 – March 19, 2019.

Ardent (Papua New Guinea, 2011) Splendid Branches (Fiji, 2014)

More images can be seen here.

“Ms. Factor’s underwater photographic artworks explode with color, texture and visual excitement,” said Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett. “Visitors at John Wayne Airport are sure to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the underwater world and its inhabitants that many have never seen before.”

Factor’s photographic library consists of over 10,000 underwater and action-packed sailboat race images taken all over the world. Her work has been widely published in magazines, books, calendars and exhibited in many galleries and fine art shows. Through her art, she brings awareness of the sea and emphasizes the importance of protecting the ocean to keep it healthy.

A Laguna Beach resident and NAUI Dive Master for 20+ years, Factor has logged more than 5,000 dives and was awarded the prestigious Scuba Schools International Platinum Pro 5000 Divers award as well as being nominated for the Women Divers Hall of Fame. Her award-winning children’s book ‘Angelee Saves the Sea’ and coffee table book ‘SEADUCTION’ captivate children and adults alike, immersing them into the magic and beauty of the underwater world.

Factor’s artwork may be viewed on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4. To learn more about Beverly Factor, visit her website at

Upcoming Community Focus Space artists include painters Cunningham/Haight (March 20 – April 18) and photographer Jane Szabo (April 19 – May 16). To learn more about JWA’s Art Programs, visit


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