In trying to comprehend my husband’s vulnerability due to a severe depression, I made images of him and a landscape familiar to me. Many of these photographs were made on Block Island, R.I., a place I lived as a child for one year with my father when my parents were divorcing. Block Island is a lively community during the summer but the off season is particularly desolate and windswept. The title of this series, the sea that surrounds us, comes from a love poem by Pablo Neruda and suggests the isolation and protection one can simultaneously experience within a relationship.
— Maureen Drennan, Brooklyn, New York, USA