In a time of isolation, Lia Ditton spent 86 days alone at sea

In early October 2020, I was commissioned by San Francisco Chronicle to photograph record-breaking Rower Lia Ditton who previously spent 86 days at sea rowing from San Francisco to Hawai’i. 

The 40-year-old professional sailor broke a women’s world record time after she arrived at the Waikiki Yacht Club on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Written by Lia Ditton; Photographed by Shafkat Anowar

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