Spotlight: Alain Schroeder Captures Korea's "Grandma Divers"

By David Schonauer   Thursday October 15, 2020

Off the coast of South Korea, a community of aging women, called haenyeo, spend their days free diving from the black shores of Jeju Island in search of ocean delicacies. “The haenyeo of South Korea may be the last modern heroines whose story must be told,” says photographer Alain Schroeder, whose series “Grandma Divers” was named a winner of the British Journal of Photography’s “Portraits of Humanity 2020” competition and one of the images is featured in this years' American Photography Open Short List.. The images were shot against black backdrops set up wherever the haenyeo happened to be exiting the water.

Read the whole story at British Journal of Photography.


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