Fishermen of Puerto Cayo

In Spanish, "la mar" reffers to the feminine gender word for "the ocean" This powerful force of our planet is very influential of every day of these fishermen. It is La Mar who reigns superior, and these humble fishermen sustain their families by confronting her challenges each day.

This visual narrative captures the difficulties of traditional artisanal fishing. Aside of facing natural phenomenons, robbery and corruption, they also encounter lots of mysticism within the the abundant waters of La Mar. 

Documented in: Ecuador 2019
Curated by: Vanessa Terán
Photography and design: Mike Sierra