Photographer's Note

The beautiful old Sponge Factory building that lies on the dockside in Kalymnos Harbour in the Greek Islands. This barren island in the southeastern Aegean Sea could not offer a living to the islanders, so they turned to the sea for their survival with fishing and sponge collecting becoming the main occupations. Replaced nowadays by more modern diving techniques, sponge collecting was notoriously risky and many lives were lost. Nowadays tourism is the main stream of island income, but some traditional sponges are still harvested and sold on the island.

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