Angelo Merendino’s photographs document his wife’s fight with breast cancer. This project is really powerful and personal and very emotional in so many ways.
Jen taught me to love, to listen, to give and to believe in others and myself. I’ve never been as happy as I was during this time…
…My photographs show this daily life. They humanize the face of cancer, on the face of my wife. They show the challenge, difficulty, fear, sadness and loneliness that we faced, that Jennifer faced, as she battled this disease. Most important of all, they show our Love. These photographs do not define us, but they are us.
Cancer is in the news daily, and maybe, through these photographs, the next time a cancer patient is asked how he or she is doing, along with listening, the answer will be met with more knowledge, empathy, deeper understanding, sincere caring and heartfelt concern.