18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Grandma Diver

A diver comes out of the water holding an octopus. Jeju Island, known for its characteristic basalt volcanic rock, sits off South Korea and is the home of the renowned Haenyeo, or sea women, who free dive off the black shores of Jeju harvesting delicacies from the sea. They are inscribed on the Unesco list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Jeju island, South Korea
Copyright: © Alain Schroeder