Me, 9, getting my Bobcat badge in Cub Scouts, 1992 Montgomery, Alabama.

Me, 9, getting my Bobcat badge in Cub Scouts, 1992 Montgomery, Alabama.

Justin Cook photographs communities living along the edges. He believes that the relationships that fuel his photographs foster a deliberate life, and that these relationships can create change. He is based in Durham, North Carolina, a scrappy city he fell in love with while in college, where he works with editorial and commercial clients locally and nationally. His work has been honored by The Magenta Foundation, Photolucida, POYi, The Society of Professional Journalists, American Photography, and funded by The Puffin Foundation and The Durham Arts Council.  When he is not making photographs, you can find him reading about astrophysics, collecting fossilized shark teeth, and writing in the first person.


Justin Cook
P.O. Box 2541
Durham, N.C. 27715
+1 919 612 6478


AARP, The Bitter Southerner, Bronto Software, ChannelAdvisor, Duke University, Education Week, ESPN, The Guardian, @mynameisjessamyn (Jessamyn Stanley), The Marshall Project, MSNBC, The National Audubon Society, The New Yorker, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Our State Magazine, Rotarian Magazine, The Trace, VICE, The Wall Street Journal, The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and others.


ArtsNow NC, The Bitter Southerner, Crusade for Art, PDN, UNC-TV, WNCN, WUNC, The Kenan Institute, CNN


The North Carolina Collection - Durham County Library

Archive of Documentary Arts, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Duke University

The Indie Photobook Library - Washington, D.C.

The Ackland Art Museum - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sloane Art Library - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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