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Grandma Divers

Jeju island, in South Korea, is the home of the Haenyeo or women of the sea who free dive harvesting delicacies from the sea. Wearing rubber suits and old fashioned goggles, these aging women are celebrated as a national treasure and inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Awards

World Photo Annual

2023

Silver

Portrait

Professional

Honorable Mention

People

Professional

Grandma Divers

Jeju island, in South Korea, is the home of the Haenyeo or women of the sea who free dive harvesting delicacies from the sea. Wearing rubber suits and old fashioned goggles, these aging women are celebrated as a national treasure and inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

About Artist

Alain Schroeder

Belgian photojournalist Alain Schroeder has been working in the industry for over four decades. First as a sports photographer in the 80s, then shooting books and editorial pieces in art and human stories. In 2013, he uprooted his life, trading-in his shares in Reporters, to pursue life on the road with a camera. He now travels the world shooting stories focusing on social issues and people. He has won many international awards including Nikon Japan, Nikon Belgium, TPOTY, Istanbul Photo, Days Japan, Trieste Photo, PX3, IPA, MIFA, BIFA, PDN, the Fence, Lens Culture, Siena, POYI and World Press Photo.

Alain Schroeder

Photographic Areas of Focus

People, Photojournalism, Portrait, Sports, Travel, Wildlife

Location

Belgium

Interview

Alain Schroeder - Color Photography Contest 2023 | 1st Place | Professional

Interview

Alain Schroeder - Color Photography Contest 2023 | 1st Place | Professional
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Bronze
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Beatrice Heydiri

Portrait

Honorable Mention
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Elena Paraskeva

Portrait

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Mona Singh

Mona Singh

Portrait

Honorable Mention
Ximena Hinzpeter

Ximena Hinzpeter

Portrait

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