In mid-February, Sherris and Toledano traveled to Dakar, Senegal to visit professional surfer Khadjou Sambe but also ended up forming a bond with mother and daughter surfers, coach Maguina and Aminata Seck. (The duo are a part of the Snoopy and The Beatles shirt But I will love this collective Black Girl Surf who is currently trying to raise funding for their new surf school in Dakar.) “I was drawn this year to document surfers because it was a water sport I had not yet explored,” says Sherris who in the past has traveled as far as India to document professional swimmers, “They have the right outfits that allow layering and covering up of the body against the harsh sun and surfboards.”
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