Jose’s work about the Haenyeo has been published in various online and offline media, and has garnered strong interests from many organisations. Making Singapore the first country in his international photography exhibition, Jose would bring the exhibition viewers into his world of storytelling and inspire the next generation of culture vultures.
Jose first chanced upon the Haenyeo women when he decided to participate in an Ultra Trail Running Race in Jeju Island and was conducting research on the island. He was enthralled by the innate beauty of the Haneyeo women and how strongly they epitomised courage and perseverance.
The Haenyeo was recently added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, which is an important milestone for these women. A generation that is slowly disappearing behind the curtains of globalisation, this photography journey has inspired Jose and provided him with a deeper understanding of the Korean culture.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, an organisation that has consistently shown strong support for the arts, is proud to be the venue sponsor for Jose’s Haenyeo women photography exhibition. The exhibition will be organized by COCO PR & Communications Singapore.