Taken Aback by Iwase Yoshiyuki
I first saw Iwase Yoshiyuki’s photographs of ama, female free divers, or “sea women,” who swim to depths of 80 feet for abalone with basically no equipment, via the NYT’s 6th Floor blog. The photo story was related to/inspired by this week’s Sunday Magazine cover story on a potentially immortal jellyfish.
I didn’t have to read the cover story though to know that if jellyfish can tell us something about living forever, sea women must know the secret, too.
More of Iwase Yoshiyuki’s photos here.
Also related: Ian Baguskas’s photos of haenyo.