These images were shot in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka in January of 2020. Artisanal fishing is the main occupation in the North as the province is surrounded by the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay to the west, the Palk Strait to the north west, and the Bay of Bengal to the north and east. The fisherman work long hours and their families pitch in to help with the drying and the salting of the fish. But they also have good fun. They chant together when they bring in their nets; they repair their nets and boats together; and they catch short naps in the shade when time allows. On their rare days off, the fisherman and their families go to the temples and participate in village fairs and sporting events, such as the Point Pedro tug-of-war contest shown below.