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Singapore-based French photographer, José Jeuland announced the launch of his first-ever photography exhibition on the 28th October at Fullerton Hotel Singapore. 

Titled HAENYEO SINGAPORE, the exhibition features a collection of compelling portraits of the Haenyeo, each telling a story of the hardships faced by these women.  José Jeuland is a french professional residing in Singapore and is also a X-photographer for Fujifilm Singapore. Through the portraits of his subjects, Jeuland aims to tell the unique story of these Haenyeo women of great fortitude. 

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The Haenyeo are best known as the female divers from Jeju Island. Without proper equipment, the Haenyeo dive into waters twenty meters deep to catch fresh seafood from the depths of the ocean. Due to the dangerous nature of the work, the Haenyeo women portray a rich tradition that is slowly being eroded. As such, HAENYEO SINGAPORE not only weaves a compelling story but also showcases the rawness of emotion through the various photographs. 

Jose Jeuland is a professional Fujifilm X – photographer. Photography is one of his many passions in life – from the sprawling green fields of his native Brittany to the dense snarl of Colombo’s back alleys, Jose’s trips are never complete without his trusted camera as his companion.

Jose possesses the innate ability to bring his audience on a journey through his photographs – each frame telling an intricate story of its own. A firm believer of hard work through dedication, Jose approaches his passion for photography with the same grit – capturing life’s fleeting moments and expressions through the lens of perseverance.

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Jose finds happiness in backpacking and exploring the unknown facades of new cities with his camera, as well as connecting with the locals to document different ways of living that reflects a divergence of cultures.

In addition to being a professional photographer, Jose Jeuland is a triathlete. Jose has traversed various countries, competing in races held in demanding conditions.

In between triathlon training and exploring places off the beaten track, Jose is currently working to produce his first photography exhibition in Singapore in 2017. With avid art collectors in mind, he will also be releasing for sale limited edition print art with numbered certificates.

Jose is a French National and is married with a Singaporean wife. He is based in Singapore.

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In the South Korean province of Jeju, diving is a tradition that can be traced back as far as434 A.D. By the 17th century, diving became the profession that was held by womenexclusively as men went out to fish or row warships. Using no breathing equipment – only flippers and goggles – the women sweep the sea floor for abalones, conches, and octopuses. Over time, a semi-matriarchal society formed on Jeju, with the Haenyeo taking the helm as the head of their households.

Before the Haenyeo were inscribed into UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in December 2016, they were relatively unheard of outside of Korea.Today, they are celebrated as an invaluable gem of Jeju as the profession is slowly fading away with more women taking a deep dive into the corporate world.

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Due to the perilous nature of the profession, these women are constantly toeing the linebetween life and death. Jeuland’s photographs capture both the rawness of their human fragility and their incredible mental and physical strength. Come explore this astounding dichotomy at the exhibition and have a glimpse at the rich tradition of the Haenyeo through Jeuland’s introspective lens.

HAENYEO SINGAPORE is organized by COCO PR & Communications and proudly supportedby, Epson Singapore – the official print sponsor for the exhibition, Korean TourismOrganization, Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Sproud Private Limited.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is the official venue sponsor for HAENYEO SINGAPORE. Mr Kang Juhong, Deputy Chief of Mission, Minister and Consul-General, Embassy of theRepublic of Korea will be attending the launch of HAENYEO SINGAPORE. 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the prints in the exhibition will be donated to the Singapore Committee for UN Women.

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Jack
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23 December 2017
This exhibition was quite the unique experience. I managed to get along to the opening and the crowd was huge and the interest was extremely captivating. The exhibition was located in the foyer of the beautiful and majestic Fullerton Hotel in October 2017. The old Post office stands its ground as the Dame of Singapore and the exhibition by Jose Jeuland stood tall and proud within its walls. The exhibition was free for the public to roam in and be captivated by the images taken by this talented photographer in the South Korean province of Jeju
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