John Byrne Cooke



1963 A.B. Romance Languages & Literature, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1957-58 Initial studies in photography, The Putney School, Putney, Vermont


2001 CityArt Gallery, Point Arena, California; June
1999-2000 The Putney School Gallery, Putney School, Putney, Vermont; Nov. '99-Feb. '00
1999 Club Passim Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts; October-November
1998 ArtWest Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming; August
1965 Club 47, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2010-2011 Michael S. Currier Center for the Arts, Putney School, Putney, VT, "Photographs from the collection of the New England Folk Music Archives," Dec 2010-Feb 2011
2007-2012 Smithsonian Institution, "Museum on Mainstreet" touring exhibition "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music"
2007 Smithsonian Institution, "Bob Dylan's American Journey 1956-1966," Summer
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, "Bob Dylan's American Journey 1956-1966," January-April
2006 Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City, "Bob Dylan's American Journey 1956-1966," September 2006 - January 2007
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, "Bob Dylan's American Journey 1956-1966," June-September
2005 Sony Ericsson Proud Galleries, London, "The Official Bob Dylan Exhibition," September 15-October 15
2004-2006 Experience Music Project, Seattle, Washington "Bob Dylan's American Journey 1956-1966," November 20, 2004 - April 15, 2006
2004 Michael S. Currier Center for the Arts, Putney School, Putney, Vermont, Opening exhibition, Putney School Alumni; April - May
Muse Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming, "Black and White Invitational Show," March 5 - April 2
2003 Beverly Hills Municipal Gallery, Beverly Hills, California, "The Roots of American Music: the Legacy of Alan Lomax," April 7 - May 3
Photographic Image Gallery, Portland, Oregon; April
2001 Photographic Image Gallery, Portland, Oregon; August
2000-2001 Art of Framing Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming; Nov. '00-Jan. '01
2000 Photo Americas Fine Print Auction, Portland, Oregon; Oct. 7
Photographic Image Gallery, Portland, Oregon; October
Photographic Image Gallery, Portland, Oregon; July
1999 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio; February-May
1998 Special Photographers Gallery, London, England; August

Proud Galleries
Sony Ericsson Proud Galleries Ltd.
5 Buckingham Street
London WC2N 6BP
Tel: 0207 839 4942
Fax: 0207 839 4947

Nine of John's photos of Bob Dylan were included in Proud Galleries' show 'The Official Bob Dylan Exhibition' in London from September 15 to October 15, 2005. Proud continues to represent John's images from this show in the U.K.


The Museum of Fine Arts
Houston, Texas
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
Pickerington, Ohio


in BOOKS (selected)
2012 Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald, read by Sean Runnette The Mayor of Macdougal Street, Blackstone Audio, 2012 (Audio book, cover photo).
2011 Robert Shelton, No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan, Bath, UK: Palazzo Editions
  Clinton Heylin, Behind the Shades (biography of Bob Dylan), London: Faber & Faber
  Mike Orr, Handmade Music Factory, Fox Chapel Publishing. (Fritz Richmond)
2010 Ann Angel, Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing, New York: Amulet / Abrams Books
2009 Mo Lotman, Harvard Square: An Illustrated History Since 1950, New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
  Ray Allen, Gone to the Country: the New Lost City Ramblers and Traditional Music in Modern America, Univ. of Illinois Press
2008 David Dunaway, How Can I Keep From Singing (Pete Seeger bio), New York: Villard
  Richard Carlin, Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways, New York: HarperCollins
2007 Colin Irwin, Highway 61 Revisited, London: Flame Tree Press
  Richard Fariña, L'avenir n'est plus ce qu'il était, (French edition of Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me.) Paris: Editions 10/18
2006 Joe Boyd, White Bicycles, London: Serpents Tail Press
  Michael Gray, The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, Continuum International Publishing, NY
2004 The Encyclopedia of American Popular Music: Folk, New York: Facts on File
  American Music / Folk Music, London: Harcourt Education
2003 Peter Kember, ed., Rock Klassiker, Stuttgart: Phillip Reclam
  Michael Spörke, Big Brother & the Holding Co. 1965-2003, Die Band, die Janis Joplin berühmt machte, Kassel, Germany
2002 Stan Cornyn, Exploding: The Highs, Hits, Hype, Heroes, and Hustlers of the Warner Music Group, New York: Harper Entertainment
2001 David Hajdu, Positively Fourth Street, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2000 Tracy Johnson, Encounters with Bob Dylan: If You See Him, Say Hello, San Francisco: Humble Press
  The Best of Janis Joplin (songbook), Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corp.
1999 Nick Clarke, Alistair Cooke: The Biography, London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson; U.S. edition: New York: Arcade, 2000
  Alice Echols, Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin, New York: Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt
1998 Al Kooper, Backstage Passes & Backstabbing Bastards, New York: Billboard
1997 Janis Joplin, A Performance Diary, Petaluma: Acid Test Productions
1992 Laura Joplin, Love XX Janis, New York: Villard / Random House
1989 Bob Spitz, Dylan: A Biography, New York: McGraw Hill; 2nd ed. Norton, 1991
1986 Robert Shelton, No Direction Home: the Life & Music of Bob Dylan, New York: Beech Tree / William Morrow
1979 Eric von Schmidt & Jim Rooney, Baby, Let Me Follow You Down: The Illustrated Story of the Cambridge Folk Years, Garden City: Anchor Press / Doubleday; 2nd ed. Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1994 (35 photographs)
1970 Pearl (songbook), Warner Bros. Music

in FILM and TELEVISION (selected)
(Licenses for productions of which Janis Joplin is the subject include 8mm film as well as still photos)
2012 For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival, Ezzie Films. (Multiple photos.)
2009 Always Been a Rambler, Dir., Yasha Aginsky, Arhoolie Foundation (New Lost City Ramblers)
2008 The Unseen Alistair Cooke, BBC television (includes film)
2007 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, PBS
Final 24 Janis Joplin episode, NextFilm, Toronto
2006 Queens of Heartache, BBC television (Janis Joplin)
2005 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Dir. Martin Scorsese; PBS*
Chasin' Gus' Ghost (a film history of jug band music), Ezzie Films. (Multiple photos.)
2004 CBS News Sunday Morning, Joan Baez profile
2002 Headliners and Legends, Janis Joplin episode, MSNBC
2001 Big Brother & the Holding Company with Janis Joplin: Nine Hundred Nights, Dir. Michael Burlingame; Multiprises LLC / Pioneer Entertainment
2000 Intimate Portraits: Janis Joplin, Lifetime
Biography: Bob Dylan, Arts & Entertainment Network
Reputations: Janis Joplin, Southern Discomfort, BBC Two (U.K & world); airs as A&E Biography (U.S.A.)
Rockshow: Bad Girls, VH1 (Janis Joplin)
1998 True Hollywood Stories: Janis Joplin, E! Entertainment Television
1997 Legends: Janis Joplin, VH1
1995 Time-Life Video History of Rock & Roll, Time-Warner Video
Rock and Roll, WGBH / BBC co-production

in MAGAZINES, CD covers & booklets (selected)
2012 Mojo Magazine (Judy Collins with Leonard Cohen.)
2010 "Bob Dylan: The Witmark Demos, the Bootleg Series," Sony Music. (Bob Dylan and Mimi Farina.)

"Hear Me Howling: Blues, Ballads, and Beyond as recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s," Arhoolie Records. (Multiple photos.)
2007 Guitar Player Magazine (Mississippi John Hurt)

Vintage Guitar Magazine (Jimi Hendrix)
2003 Prestige Records, "The Charles River Valley Boys: Bluegrass and Old Timey Music," PRCD-24280-2, CD cover & booklet

And More Bears Records, "Bill Monroe, July 1963, Two Days at Newport," ACD 25001 AA, CD cover & booklet
2001 Sony Music: "Al Kooper: Rare & Well Done," CD booklet
1999 Cleveland Magazine
1998 EQ Magazine
1996 Kenneth Cole catalog, Fall, "A Little Rhythm and Shoes" (cover: Janis Joplin)
1995-2001 Vanguard Records: CD covers, tray cards, booklets
1994 Prestige Records: "The Prestige/Folklore Years," Vol's 1-4, PRCD 9901-9904; CD booklets

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