Faces of Ecuador:
The world of Gabriel Cooney’s award-winning photography ranges from the intimate intensity of portraiture to the powerful evocations in his landscapes. He was first drawn into photography as an eighteen-year-old on the streets of Morocco. Since then he has earned acclaim for his penetrating portraits of artists and writers, as well as farm workers and schoolchildren. Working with only natural light, Cooney finds the hidden inner nature of his subjects. His assignments for non-profits and academic institutions have taken him from Bedford-Stuyvesant to Rio de Janeiro, from Italy to Cuba, and Harvard to Oxford.