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— by Jin Yu-young: On Jeju Island, the “haenyeo” (sea women) make their livelihood as the free divers of Korea. Currently numbering at 4,500, the haenyeo have a rich history and unbreakable bond as mothers, daughters and sisters of the sea.

To capture their work and livelihood, photographer Y. Zin has compiled her first photo book in which she illustrates their unique stories both in and out of the water. Y. Zin is Korea’s first National Geographic underwater photographer and went to Jeju Island on multiple occasions to observe the haenyeo.

It took her five years to complete this project…

Image courtesy of Hollym International Corporation

May 2, 2019 — 14:19