American Chordata
"Brown Beech Mushrooms" Featured
1 February 2018
American Chordata

Mariana Cook's "Brown Beech Mushrooms" featured in Issue #6 of American Chordata.

THE NEW YORKER
Mirzakhani’s Mathematical Legacy
17 July 2017
THE NEW YORKER

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!“

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."

PBS | NOVA
The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers
25 July 2016
PBS | NOVA

ADEBISI AGBOOLA

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.
 

 

The New Yorker
Wild Things by Mariana Cook
21 May 2012
The New Yorker

Portrait of Maurice Sendak and his German shepherd, Herman. Accompanied by text from an interview the photographer conducted with Sendak. READ MORE

The New York Review of Books
Slide Show: Stony Places
27 September 2011
The New York Review of Books

At dusk on the afternoon before Thanksgiving Day in 2002, my family and I returned to our home in Chilmark on the island of Martha’s Vineyard to discover fifty-six cows on our newly sown lawn. We turned the car around and drove to our neighbor’s house. She called the cow herder, who arrived banging the dinner pail. The cows stampeded to their field next door. READ MORE

The New Yorker
A Couple in Chicago by Mariana Cook
19 January 2009
The New Yorker

On May 26, 1996, Mariana Cook visited Barack and Michelle Obama in Hyde Park as part of a photography project on couples in America. What follows is excerpted from her interviews with them. READ MORE