Meet SEJ member Justin Cook! Justin is based in Durham, North Carolina but works everywhere. His long-term photographic essays tell stories about resiliency 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. Justin is a 2006 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 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 cleaning up cat puke and hunting for fossilized shark teeth in eastern North Carolina.
Justin recommends SEJ membership to his colleagues because, "It's great for networking and building a community of like-minded journalists." Join him in the SEJ community today!
See some of Justin's work:
- "Tide and Time," CoastalReview.org, May 2021.
- "A New Plastic Wave Is Coming to Our Shores," Audubon, Summer 2020 (photos) .
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