Mariana Cook, the last protégé of Ansel Adams, is best known for her intimate character studies of people both in and out of the public eye. Her photographs are held in numerous institutional and private collections nationally and internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Her recent publications include the much acclaimed portrait books Fathers and Daughters, Mothers and Sons, Faces of Science, and Mathematicians, amongst others.
In 2007 she departed from her portrait work with Close at Hand, a collection of still lives, landscapes and light abstractions. Most recently she published Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries which pairs her inspired photographs and beautifully constructed dry stone walls from all over the world with essays charting their history.
Stone Walls was featured in the New York Times and hailed as a “remarkable design story” by the International Herald Tribune and this month, Cook is bringing the show to Martha's Vineyard. Starting with an opening at the in Vineyard Haven and following with a discussion of the work at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown and the Chilmark Library in Chilmark.
Cook lives in New York City with her husband and daughter, and summers in Chilmark, MA. Some of the photographs included in the show are of Island stone walls.
, opens at the A Gallery in Vineyard Haven on Saturday July 21st at 5 pm. Cook will will be speaking about the photographs on at 5:30 pm and on at 5:30 pm.
Editor’s Note: This information was taken from a press release