Japan's Ama diver

PhotographerKaho Wong
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Japan's Ama-san 'Ama' - Women of the Sea. This is a tradition of free-diving without equipment with more than 2000 years old, Ama-san hold their breath and dive up to 80 feet. They harvest seaweed, oysters, and abalone off coastal in Japan. Technology could make their work easier but they protect the ocean they dive for and prevent overfishing. While the industry was once thriving, today only about 2,000 Ama divers remain in Japan.

About Photographer

Tokyo-based photographer from Hong Kong. Dedicated photographer with 10+ years’ extensive experience. Familiar with different types of photography including editorial, documentary, lifestyle, travel. Competent in capturing significant moments and displaying unique sensation in images. Extensive travel photography experience throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North Pole over 20 countries. Conversant in photoshooting under different circumstances while displaying agility and professionalism at all times.