Justin Cook

Justin Cook

Justin Cook is based in Durham, North Carolina but works everywhere. His long-term photographic essays tell stories about resilience in communities living along the edges in America, often by focusing on environmental issues and climate change. He believes storytelling that not only shines light on these issues, but also investigates solutions is crucial to social change.


His work has been funded by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Connected Coastlines Initiative, The North Carolina Arts Council, The Puffin Foundation, and honored by The Magenta Foundation, Photolucida, POYi, The Society of Professional Journalists, and American Photography. When he is not making photographs, you can find him reading about astrophysics, hunting for fossilized shark teeth, and writing in the first person.

His clients include @mynameisjessamyn, AARP, The Bitter Southerner, Duke University, Education Week, ESPN, The Guardian, The Marshall Project, MSNBC, The National Audubon Society, The New Yorker, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Our State Magazine, Rotarian Magazine, The Simons Foundation, The Trace, VICE, The Wall Street Journal, The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and others.

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