Artist’s Statement: Maggie Shannon grew up in Martha’s Vineyard, a Massachusetts island best known as a summer beach colony. Teeth of the Sea explores Islanders’ ambivalent relationship with the sea and with outsiders by focusing on the enduring memory of two historical events: the 1969 tragic drowning of Mary Jo Kopeckne, which ended the presidential hopes of Senator Edward Kennedy; and the 1975 making of Steven Spielberg’s thriller Jaws, which employed local residents as extras.
Teeth of the Sea
Maggie Shannon is a photographer based out of Brooklyn, NY and Martha's Vineyard, MA. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Art's 2013 MFA Photography, Video and Related Media program and received her BA in photography from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA in 2010. Maggie's work has been featured in Martha's Vineyard Magazine, the Artist Catalogue, Alice Magazine and Musee. Her work has also been shown at the Visual Arts Gallery, the Greenpoint Gallery and WORK Gallery in New York, and at the Canal Gallery in Holyoke, MA. You can also find her at Maggie Shannon Photography, and on Tumblr.