Mirzakhani’s Mathematical Legacy
17 July 2017

Maryam Mirzakhani © Mariana Cook 2008

The Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, who died on Friday, at the age of forty, was known to her colleagues as a virtuoso in the dynamics and geometry of complex surfaces—“science-fiction mathematics,” one admirer called it—and to her young daughter, Anahita, as something of an artist. At the family’s home, near Stanford University, Mirzakhani would spend hours on the floor with supersized canvases of paper, sketching out ideas, drawing diagrams and formulae, often leading Anahita, now six, to exclaim, "Oh, Mommy is painting again!“

L'oeil de la Photographie
2 June 2017
L'oeil de la Photographie

Selections from Mariana Cook's recent exhibition Lifeline (Ivorypress, Madrid) presented on L'oeil de la Photographie. Ivorypress has also published the book Lifeline that ocntains all the images in the exhibition with an introduction by the world-renowned poet Jorie Graham. 

Architectural Digest
Los imprescindibles de PHotoESPAÑA 2017
31 May 2017

Review of Mariana Cook's "Lifeline" exhibition: "El trabajo fotográfico que ahora trae a Madrid la galería de Elena Foster es de una delicadeza sublime, casi mística, que por momentos parece actualizar las mejores cualidades de un bodegón de Zurbarán. No se la pierdan."

Mariana Cook 'Lifeline' 30/05 - 15/07/2017 from Ivorypress on Vimeo.

Ivorypress 2017
Interview with Mariana Cook
30 May 2017
Los Angeles Review of Books
Different Intelligences
20 August 2016

"Mariana Cook has ventured far beyond the more obvious realms of our glutted celebrity culture to get at truths about her time and place — a time that is accelerated, and a place that is globalized."

The New York Times
Obama's American Idea
1 August 2016
The New York Times

Portrait of Michelle & Barack Obama

The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers
25 July 2016


NOVA - PBS features mathematicians from Mariana Cook’s book Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World (Princeton University Press, 2009) in their online series "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers." Each photograph is accompanied by a brief personal essay either written by the mathematician or edited from an interview Cook conducted with him or her.
Adebisi Agboola is the first mathematician in the series.


Trending on The New Yorker
#1 on "Our Thirty Most Popular"
12 May 2016
Trending on The New Yorker

Mariana Cook's interview and portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama was recently trending as the #1 article on The New Yorker's "Our Thirty Most Popular" section.


"The Obamas: A Couple in Chicago" by Mariana Cook was originally published on January 19, 2009 in The New Yorker.

The New York Times
The Way Things Work
1 March 2015
The New York Times

Mariana Cook's portrait of Jorie Graham featured in The New York Times Book Review.

T Magazine
Portrait of Philip Johnson and David Whitney
15 February 2015
T Magazine

Mariana Cook's portrait of Philip Johnson and David Whitney, published as the lead image in a T Magazine article "Philip Johnson's Not Glass Houses."