American. Lives in Turkey and Italy. Kathryn Cook grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and graduated from the Colorado University at Boulder in December 2001. Her professional career began with the Associated Press in Panama in 2003, but she left the agency in 2005 to pursue personal projects and do freelance work in Latin America. In September 2006, she moved to Istanbul where she started her project Memory of Trees. This body of work about the armenian genocide was published in 2013 by the Bec en l’Air Editions. In 2008, this work was awarded by the Aftermath Project Award. The same year she received the Inge Morath Award for her project Memory Denied : Turkey and Armenian Genocide. This award is given annually to a female documentary photographer under the age of 30.