HAENYEO EXHIBITION BY JOSE JEULAND
Dive deep into the female-dominated world of Haenyeo with Jose Jeuland
Singapore-based French photographer from Brittany, Jose Jeuland, held his first photography exhibition in the East Garden Foyer of The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore from the 28 October to the 23 November 2017. Titled HAENYEO SINGAPORE, the exhibition featured a collection of compelling portraits of the Haenyeo, each telling a story of the hardships faced by these tough women.
In the South Korean province of Jeju, diving is a tradition that can be traced back as far as 434 A.D. By the 17th century; diving had become a profession carried out exclusively by women as the men went out to fish or to row warships. Using no breathing equipment – only fins and goggles – the women sweep the sea floor searching for abalone, conch and octopus.
Jeuland’s photographs capture both their raw human fragility along with their incredible mental and physical strength. HAENYEO SINGAPORE was organised by COCO PR & Communications and proudly supported by, Epson Singapore, Korean Tourism Organisation, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Sproud Private Limited. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is the official venue sponsor for HAENYEO SINGAPORE