jeju Tag

Inktober 9-Haenyeo (korean diver)

More than just a diver, more than just fisherwomen, haenyeo are fearless super heroes of Korean culture. Off the island of Jeju in Korea women have for ages been diving into the depths of the sea to get seafood like crabs, octopus, and others to feed their families and to sell in local markets. Some of them did it for ages without equipment! Its a handed down tradition that I read about in Lucky Peach and various other sources.

If you dig this check out: 

and my character collage from 2015