Catching the Big Waves with Surf Photographer Sachi Cunningham

at 10:30 AM
Save ArticleSave Article

Failed to save article

Please try again

This article is more than 7 years old.

When big wave surfers tackle waves, Sachi Cunningham is often right behind them, bobbing in the ocean with nothing but a camera and a wetsuit. The water photographer and San Francisco State University professor has traveled the world, capturing images of pro surfers. She talks to us about her work, why there are so few female surf photographers and her documentary projects -- including one covering ISIS in Iraq.

Photos by Sachi Cunningham

Photo by Sachi Cunningham of Bianca Valenti at Ocean Beach


Sachi Cunningham, water photographer and documentary filmmaker, San Francisco State University multimedia journalism professor


Photo by Sachi Cunningham of Joao DeMacedo surfing Ocean Beach

Photo by Sachi Cunningham of Lance Harriman and Ryan Seelbach surfing Ocean Beach.

Photo by Sachi Cunningham.