Blue Echoes
Project info

"You have to understand that it can happen and you'll never know when. I’ve understood this when my brother never came back and I made peace with fear" tells Reyes Cosio Rosas a shark hunter from El Sargento, a small fishing village in Baja California. Every night he faces the dark waters of the Sea of Cortez for a living.
Jacques Cousteau has defined this place "The world's aquarium”: its waters host more than 900 species of fish and over 30 cetacean's types but years of overfishing have dramatically affected its delicate ecosystem.
For more than a decade the community of shark fishermen or "Tiburoneros" from El Sargento has been forced to migrate to the Pacific side of the Baja peninsula, due to the state of the Sea of Cortez. They spend most of their life away from their families in abandoned islands which seem outposts at the edge of the world. Every day they navigate up to 40 miles from the coast for catching bigger sharks into an infinite routine.
The project follows an emotional journey through the relationship between these men and nature which surrounds them, where they are unexpected guests and what keeps you alive can also kill you.