The kelp collectors

FAMILY TRADITION: Mr Javier Epullan Caniulen (above) collecting Cochayuyo kelp (Durvillaea antarctica) in Los Arrayanes, in the Araucania region of Chile. The Epullan family have been dedicated to this ancient practice for their livelihood.
FAMILY TRADITION: Mr Javier Epullan Caniulen (above) collecting Cochayuyo kelp (Durvillaea antarctica) in Los Arrayanes, in the Araucania region of Chile. The Epullan family have been dedicated to this ancient practice for their livelihood.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
FAMILY TRADITION: Mr Javier Epullan Caniulen (above) collecting Cochayuyo kelp (Durvillaea antarctica) in Los Arrayanes, in the Araucania region of Chile. The Epullan family have been dedicated to this ancient practice for their livelihood.
FAMILY TRADITION: Mr Javier Epullan Caniulen (above) collecting Cochayuyo kelp (Durvillaea antarctica) in Los Arrayanes, in the Araucania region of Chile. The Epullan family have been dedicated to this ancient practice for their livelihood.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
AGE-OLD PRACTICE: Mr Jose Lisandro Epullan San Martin (above) hangs the kelp out to be sundried before it is sold.
AGE-OLD PRACTICE: Mr Jose Lisandro Epullan San Martin (above) hangs the kelp out to be sundried before it is sold.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
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