About Eileen Counihan


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.

See Eileen's Artist Statement

Eileen is recognized for donating her art and services to many non-profit local & national organizations. She's a long-time activist for environmental causes, using her photography and experience in the wilderness and National Parks to raise awareness of issues that are most important to her. Learn more about her focus on climate change & environmental work.

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. such as:

A Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

First Light Gallery, Provincetown, MA 

Method Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Provincetown, MA & Palm Springs, CA

Eileen has exhibited at fine art festivals and recognized for her art in juried shows such as The Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Beaux Arts of Miami, Naples National Arts Festival, and The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado. She was also honored with her selection by 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.

Originally from Boston, Eileen and her wife moved to the tip of Cape Cod years ago to raise their young son. He's now married and practicing law out in Arizona - and they enjoy visiting him and his wife (especially in the winter.)