While most of us are sleeping, photographer Eileen Counihan is often out searching for the darkest skies. Her quest has lured Counihan far beyond Cape Cod to shoot under extreme conditions including hurricane winds atop Mauna Kea volcano, sub-arctic temperatures under Alaska's Northern Lights, and record floodwaters in Florida.
Her images reflect a compelling combination of visual artistry and technique. In New York, Shanghai, Stockholm, London, Paris, and throughout the world, people are acquiring Counihan’s night photographs. Since the successful 2011 debut, Eileen's night photography collection has been exhibited in galleries located in renowned art communities across the U.S. including:
Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Palm Springs, California; 2013-present
First Light Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts; 2014-present
Method Art Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona; 2013-2014
A Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts; 2011-2014
A photographer for over thirty years, Eileen has been recognized for her art in juried competitions such as Coconut Grove and Naples National Arts Festivals, and most recently honored at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum PAAM100 Juried Exhibition .
Her photographs have been featured in numerous online and print publications, including her widely recognized portrait of Race Point Light, Blue Dusk, which was featured in National Geographic Most Romantic Destinations. In 2015, Eileen released her first book, Cape Cod Nights: Provincetown and the National Seashore.
Counihan also uses her art to raise the awareness of issues that are of importance to her, For example, after the U.S. Government shutdown closed the National Parks in 2013, Counihan was undeterred. She hiked back into Sequoia National Forest just after midnight to spend the night among the Giant Redwoods of California, ultimately capturing what has since become her most collected piece, aptly named Big Red. In 2015, Counihan founded the Logan's Ride initiative and is donating 100% of the profits from a special series of photographs to the Pan-Mass Challenge and its direct beneficiary, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Originally from Boston, Eileen has lived for decades in Truro on Cape Cod with her wife, Erin Golden. They’re the proud moms of James Christopher “Jake” Golden, a senior at Tufts University.