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Wild Oysters

The oyster fisher Jan & Barbara harvest wild oysters in the mud flats off the coasts of Holland.

A reportage by Lukas Lienhard.

Lukas Lienhard visited the oyster fisher Jan & Barbara, who harvest wild oysters in the mud flats off the coasts of Holland.

His images capture the atmosphere of their hard work in the rough coastal weather.

Portraits, impressions and details together tell a precise story about Jan & Barbara's unique occupation.

Author Christian Biller wrote a story to the photo reportage.

Further information

  • Reportage date: 06/12/2014
  • Pictures by: Lukas Lienhard
  • Image licensing: Rights Managed

Category

Feature Food Trade & Crafts

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The TS31, Jan & Barbara's barge, is temporarily stranded on the mud flats during low tide.

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Jan during the collection of the caught oysters.

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Crates with wild oysters harvested from the mud flats.

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Jan, at the helm of his barge.

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Impressions from the cabin of Jan & Barbara's barge.

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Maintenance, like fixing fishing nets, is part of the daily routine.

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Barbara distributes the still empty oyster crates.

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Barbara, collecting oysters on the mud flats.

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At the end of a hard day's work, Jan & Barbara enjoy steamed mussels and wine.

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First light on the mud flat.