Justin Cook is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Durham, North Carolina, but works everywhere. His long-term photographic essays tell stories about communities living along the edges in America, often by focusing on environmental issues and climate change. He believes in storytelling that not only shines a light on these issues, but also investigates solutions that are crucial to social change.
His work has been honored by the Magenta Foundation, Photolucida, POYi, the Society of Professional Journalists, and American Photography, and has been funded by The Puffin Foundation and the Durham Arts Council.
When he is not making photographs, you can find him reading about astrophysics, hunting for fossilized shark teeth, and writing in the first person.