LADY GOOD DIVERS
Just came across this amazing article by Joel McConvey at ARTINFO on the haenyeo ("sea women") of Jeju, South Korea. This group of women dive without tanks to harvest conch, octopus, urchin, and abalone and can hold their breath for up to two minutes underwater. However, changes in the Jeju economy have severely threatened the culture of the haenyeo, whose group no longer includes anyone under the age of 45.
Coupled with the article are the beautiful photographs of Ian Baguskas, some of which I've posted here. Many more are posted on his website.