MARIANA COOK is a fine art photographer whose work is held in numerous private and museum collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York City; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles;  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;  Bibliothèque Nationale and Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, among others.

Ten books of her work have been published, including the best-selling Fathers and Daughters (1994) and the most recent, Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution (2013). Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries was her first book of landscapes, which was released in 2011 to much acclaim.

She continues to work with black-and-white film and make gelatin silver prints. She is the last protégée of Ansel Adams.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

2013Justice, Damiani Editore/D.A.P., New York
2011Stone Walls, Damiani Editore/D.A.P., New York/Abrams & Chronicle, Europe and Asia
2009Mathematicians, Princeton University Press, Princeton
2007Close at Hand, Quantuck Lane Press, W.W. Norton, New York
2005Faces of Science, W.W. Norton, New York
2000Couples, Chronicle Books, San Francisco
1998Generations of Women, Chronicle Books, San Francisco
1996Mothers and Sons, Chronicle Books, San Francisco
1994Fathers and Daughters, Chronicle Books, San Francisco
1977Manhattan Island To My Self, Falcon Press, Philadelphia


 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Justice, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy
2014 Justice, Oxford University
2014 Justice, HUB-Robeson Galleries, Penn State University
2013 Justice, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University
2011 Stone Walls, Gallery on the Green, United Kingdom
  Stone Walls, Lee Marks Fine Art, New York
2008 Close at Hand, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe
  Close at Hand, Deborah Bell Photographs, New York
2007 Faces of Science, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
2005 Faces of Science, The New York Academy of Sciences, New York
2005 Close at Hand, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2005 Recent Photographs, The Craven Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard
2004 In the Abstract, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
2003 The Unseen Wall, The Craven Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard
2001 Close at Hand, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
2001 Couples, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
2000 Couples, The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
2000 Writers, The Field Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard
1999 Couples, “Traveler–NY” Conde Nast, Milan
1999 Journal 1999, The Field Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard
1998 Generations of Women, The Field Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard
  Generations of Women, Adelson Gallery, New York
1996 Mothers and Sons, Adelson Gallery, New York
  Mothers and Sons, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
  Mothers and Sons, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC
1994 Fathers and Daughters, Sander Gallery, New York
  Fathers and Daughters, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe
  Fathers and Daughters, North Terminal Gate 76 Gallery, San Francisco National Airport
  Fathers and Daughters, On the Vineyard Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard
  Fathers and Daughters, Zur Stockeregg Gallery, Zurich
1991 Santa Fe Portraits, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe
1988 Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles
1986 Israeli Portraits, The Jewish Museum, New York
1986 Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles
1983 Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles
1981 Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS

2014 The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Convergences: Selected Portraits from the Permanent Collection
2014 Photography Oxford Festival, United Kingdom, Justice & Mathematicians
2013 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Photographs from the Lane Collection
2009 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona, Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture
2008 Deborah Bell Photographs, New York
2004 Weston Gallery, Carmel, California, Trees of Life
2004 The Craven Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard
2004 Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, Tony Price: Atomic Art
1998 “Mois de la Photo”, Paris, Family
1996 Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, New in the Nineties
1995 National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
1991 “ART 22’91”, Basel, Switzerland, The Portrait
1990 Ellis Island, New York
1989 Burden Gallery, New York, Self and Shadow
1988 Victoria and Albert Museum, London
1986 Hudson Center Galleries, New York
1985 Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Self-Portrait in Painting and Photography
1985 Akademie der Künste, Berlin
1983 The Weston Gallery, Carmel, California

 

PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS

Financial Times Magazine, February 14, 2014, "Jasper Johns: Regrets belong to everybody, don't they?" Portrait of Jasper Johns.

So Little Time, Green Writers Press, 2013.
The Kenyon Review, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer covers from Stone Walls, 2013.
Cell Press, June 6, 2013, Portrait of Francois Jacob.
The New Yorker, April 5, 2013, “Faces of Justice”, blog.
Hello World: Where Design Meets Life. Rawsthorn, Alice. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2013. Four images from Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries.
The New Yorker, May 21, 2012, Postscript, “Wild Things by Mariana Cook”, Maurice Sendak
The International Herald Tribune, October 9, 2011, “Dazzling Ingenuity of the Dry Stone Wall”, Culture Section, three images from Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries.
The New York Review of Books, September 29, 2011, “Stony Places”, blog and slideshow.
The New York Times, August 14, 2011, “There Can Be Beauty in Barriers”, Arts & Leisure Section, five images from Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries.
The New Yorker, January 19, 2009, “Profile by Mariana Cook: A Couple in Chicago”, Barack and Michelle Obama.
Smithsonian Magazine, November 2005, “35 Who Made a Difference: Edward O. Wilson.”
Update: New York Academy of Sciences Magazine, September/October 2005, Cover photograph of Miriam Rothschild, “Humanizing Scientists in Black & White”, pp. 8-11, and “Classic Discoveries in Visual Perception”, pp. 12-15.
The Guardian, August 18, 2005, Cover photograph, Life section, “Meet Your Heroes”, pp. 5-8. 
Los Angeles Times Book Review, Sunday, March 4, 2001, Cover photograph of James Merrill.
Telegraph Magazine, 1999, p. 42-47 “Leaps of Faith” Fiammetta Rocco.
Vital, July 1998, pp. 46-49, “Frauen-Geschichten” Monika Schiffer.
L’Express, Paris, June 11, 1998, “Cioran et le Mouvement de Paris”, Angelo Rinaldi.
American Photo, New York, May/June 1998, Photographs of: Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Pierre Apraxine, and Adam Fuss.
New York Daily News, May 12, 1996, pp. 4-5, “Sunday Spotlight.”
New York Times Magazine, May 5, 1996, pp. 56-59, “Mothers and Sons.”
Glamour, May 1996, p.96, “Books.”
German Vogue, May 1996, pp. 90-92, “Komplizen Im Herzen: Die Familienpsychogramme der Fotografin Mariana Cook.”
Weltwoche Supplement, April 1996, pp. 29-32, “Muttersohne, Vatertochter.”
The New Yorker, October 16, 1995, p. 54, “Life of a House.”
Lire, May 1995, pp. 39, 70-71, “Cioran” and “Deux destins solitaires.”
The Yale Review, Summer issue 1995, pp. 28-36, “Eight Portraits.”
Sky, June 1995, pp 88-95.
The New Yorker, June 20, 1994, p. 24.
People Magazine, June 20,1994, p. 27, “Picks & Pans.”
Los Angeles Times Magazine, June 19,1994, pp. 20-25, “Fathers & Daughters.”
Glamour, June 1994, p. 144, “Pin-up Papas.”
The Washingtonian, June 1994, pp. 62-65, “Fathers and Daughters.”
Mirabella, May 1994, pp. 36-41, “Patriarch Games.”
Amphoto, 1994, p. 135 “Right Brain Left Brain Photography”, Kathryn Marx, portrait of Carlos Fuentes and daughter.
Six postcards of authors printed by Fotofolio, NYC, 1993.
National Portrait Gallery, 1992, Katharine Graham photo, invitation.
New York Magazine, January 6, 1992, Peter Carey photo.
New York Times Book Review, March 1, 1992, Marguerite Yourcenar.
APERTURE #114, Spring 1989, p. 31, “Self and Shadow.”
APERTURE, NY, “Ellis Island” 1989, pp. 90-92.
Agni Review, “Mentors and Tormentors”, Volume 26, Boston, 1988, “Writer’s portraits.”
Fiction Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2 & 3, 1988, cover photo.
Interview Magazine, Vol. XVIII, No. 8, 1988 (Lillian Hellman photo).
Amphoto, New York, “Photography for the Art Market”, p. 33, 1988 (Portrait of Diego Giacometti) Kathryn Marx.
Rolling Stone, Paris, 1988, Portrait of Emmanuel Dreuilhe.
“Self-Portrait in the Age of Photography”, Musee cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 1985, p. 50, Erika Billeter.

 

ARTICLES

Art News, June 2008, “”Focus on Santa Fe”, p. 136
Scientific American, October 2005, “Reviews”, p. 108.
The New Yorker, September 26, 2005, “Briefly Noted”, p. 147.
Desert News, February 18, 2001, “Romantic Text Warms up Charming ‘Couples’ Photos” Dennis Lythgoe.
The Orange County Register, February 16, 2001, p. 6, “Photographs Reveal Intricate Ties that Bind Longtime Couples Together” Karen M. Thomas.
The Kansas City Star, February 14, 2001, p. F3 “Portraits in Love” Karen M. Thomas.
The Columbus Dispatch, February 11, 2001, p. 1H, “In Essence” Mike Harden.
Times Daily, February 11, 2001, p. 4F, “How-we-Meet Stories Entertaining” Bethany A. Giles.
New Age, Nov/Dec 2000, p.103. review.
The Times – Picayune, February 11, 2001, p. E1 & 5, “Have a Heart” Susan Larson.
Daily News, Woodland Hills, CA, January 31, 2001, p.10, “Couples’ Lives Revealed in Photographs” Karen M. Thomas.
Boston Globe, December 10, 2000, p.D2, “From Art to Human Interest to Glamor” Cate McQuaid.
Chicago Sun Times, December 10, 2000, p. D10, “Books in Brief.”
Weekly Alabi, Albequergue, NM, November 22, 2000, p.4, “Speed Reader” Bob Rakoczy.
Vineyard Gazette, August 18, 1998, “Field Gallery Shows Photography” Alexis Starke.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 15, 1998, p. B68, “Recounting Generations of Women.”
Tucson Weekly, May 7-13, P. 32, “Parental Privilege” Mari Wadsworth.
The Wall Street Journal, May 8, 1998, “For Mother.”
Bunte, pp. 38-42, “Mutter und Sohne.”
Elle, May 1996, p. 66, “An Unfathomable Intimacy,” Lisa Shea.
The Indianapolis Star, May 12, 1996, D6, “Every Mother’s and Son’s...Image,” Sara E. Sanderson.
The Shelbyville News, May 10, 1996, pp. A1-2, “Country Mom, Son in Focus,” Sam Black.
The Seattle Times, May 7, 1996, E1, “Mothers in a new light,” Cynthia Rose.
The Columbus Dispatch, April 18, 1996, pp. E1-2, “Mothers (and) Sons,” Jim Massie.
The Boston Globe, April 13, 1996, p. 23, “Capturing the bonds of `Mothers and Sons’,” Irene Sege.
Photographies Magazine, April 1996 pp. 72-73, “Marianna Cooke Une purete classique,” Kathryn Max.
Art in America, February 1995, p. 98, “Mariana Cook at Sander,” Anastasia Aukeman.
Photo District News, New York, NY, July 1994, p. 76, “In Print,” Nancy Madlin.
People, June 20, 1994, pp. 27-28, “Picks & Pans,” Eric Levun.
The Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, June 19, 1994,  pp. E1 and E4, “Fathers & Daughters,” Steve Love.
Dayton Daily News, June 19, 1994, p. 7C, “Take some time out for Dads,” Meredith Moss.
Mercury News, Morning Edition, San Jose, CA, June 19, 1994, “Father and daughter photographs delight,” Stephen Whitty.
New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM, June 19, 1994, “The apple of his eye,” Kitty Leaken.
Star Tribune, Minneapolis Edition, Minneapolis, MN, June 19, 1994, “Dads and daughters tell of peculiar bonds and loving relationships ‘in their own words’,” Robert Armstrong.
Morning Edition, San Antonio, TX, June 17, 1994, p 10F, “Fathers in books display eloquence, wit,” San Antonio Express-News, Judyth Rigler.
Post, Houston, TX, June 12, 1994, “Photos chronicle fathers-
daughter bond ‘In Their Own Words’,” David Kaplan.
Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, June 12, 1994, “Dads On Display: Paternal Images,” Jabari Asim.
The Providence Sunday Journal, June 12, 1994, p E7, “Family portraits celebrate the father-daughter bond,” Elsa Dorfman.
New Times, San Luis Obispo, June 8-15, 1994, p.37, “Photographic Relationships,” Ingrid Reti.
Globe, Boston, MA, June 5, 1994, “Fathers’ Figures,” Julie Michaels.
Glamour, June 1994, p. 144, “Pin-up Papas,” Laura Mathews.
New Woman, June 1994, p. 27, “Relationships in Black and White,” Stephanie von Hirschberg.

Belles Letters, North Potomac, MD, Summer 1994, pp. 10-11, “Clicking The Shutter.”
Pasatiempo, Santa Fe, NM, May 27, 1994, pp. 36-38, “Of Fathers and Daughters.”
The New York Times, May 13, 1994, “Art in Review,” Charles Hagen.
New York Magazine, May 9, 1994, p. 29, “The Tops In Town This Week,” Richard David Story.
Le Monde, Paris, March 14, 1984, “Mariana Cook, Une Decouverte”, Herve Guibert.
The Jerusalem Report, October 20, 1994, pp. 42-44. “The Paternal Woman,” David B. Green.
News Register, Wheeling, W.Va., September 4, 1994, “The Joys and Sorrows of Families,” John W. Whitehead.
Mode Blatt, Zurich, Switzerland, September 1994, pp. 11-12, “Mariana Cook,” Birgit Filzmaier.
Philadelphia Photo Review, September 1994, p.39, Stephen Perloff.
The Women’s Review of Books, September 1994, p. 21, “Family Albums”.

 

TV/ DOCUMENTARIES

Current TV/The War Room, with Michael Shure, April 23, 2013.
NY1, with Errol Louis, April 5, 2013, “NY1 Online: Photographer Talks Book on Human Rights Activists.”
CBS Sunday Morning, with Charles Osgood, February 11, 2001, “Couples.”
CNN, with Deborah Feyerick, January 14, 2009, “Obama’s early exposure.”
Jersey’s Talking, with Lee Leonard, June 18, 1998 “Generations of Women.”
Man Alive, October 13, 1994, “Daddy’s Girls,” F.M. Morrison, A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Production.
Today in New York, Weekend, NBC, June 19, 1994.

 

SELECT RADIO INTERVIEWS

Columbia Morning, KFRU, Columbia, S.C., May 2013.
Marshall Public Library Radio Hour, KISU-FM/ NPR affiliate, Idaho, May 21, 2013 & May 8, 2014.
BBC4 Today Show, 5 minutes, international broadcast, October 21, 2011.
The Take Away, 10 minutes live with Todd Zwillich, WNYC-AM, New York, (nationally syndicated) January 16, 2009.
Morning Edition, 30 minutes live with Jeff Schetman, KVON-AM, San Francisco, CA, February 14, 2001.
Daybreak USA, 10 minutes live with Al Lerner, USA Network (nationally syndicated), February 9, 2001.
Good Day USA, 20 minutes live with Doug Stephan, Radio America, February 6, 2001.
Common Ground, 15 minutes with Ann Cody, WZLX-FM, Boston, MA, February 5, 2001.
All Things Considered, National Public Radio, “Mothers and Sons”, May 10, 1996.