Zena Holloway (born 1973 in Bahrain) is an underwater photographic artist living in London. Self-taught, her work deviates from the stereotypical imagery associated with underwater photography. For Holloway the underwater landscape serves as a backdrop, using cinematic drama and painterly aesthetics, she directs her models along themes of universal human experiences: love, loss, intimacy and romance.
Her recent work Flowers for Jeju focuses on the historical and spiritual tradition of the Haenyeo of South Korea. Through the mediums of photography, dance, costume, and narrative, this work explores the unique ancestral relationship amongst the haenyeo during a period of rapid ecological, industrial and technological change.