My interest in photography began in Washington DC where I was a photo-journalist freelancing for several publications and organizations.

In 1973 I attended a summer workshop with Ansel Adams in Yosemite and the following year was invited to return as his assistant.

At the University of Missouri photo-journalism workshop in 1977 I was voted the “most improved” student.

Since 1982 I’ve attended the Maine Photographic Worships and the Santa Fe Workshops.

Marianne Pernold - b&w portrait photo
President Jimmy Carter - Portrait Photo


  • The American Enterprise Institute
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • Life Insurance Council
  • Department of Labor publications
  • Department of Agriculture publications
  • 1977 Bicentennial Commission
  • Reinforced Earth Construction Company
  • Moton Institute of New York City
  • Jimmy Carter’s Campaign photographer in Washington, DC
  • Commissioned portraits of politicians
  • SPCA – Calendar photographer (2 years)
  • Presently – Freelancing (family & maternity portraits & scenics)
SPCA 2004 calendar photo - woman & dog on beach
Cover photo for Portsmouth Looking Up!


  • Washington Magazine
  • Boston Globe
  • Newsweek
  • Washington Monthly
  • New Hampshire Business Review
  • Business Digest
  • GPCF Annual Report – Three years
  • Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce Publications
  • Portsmouth & Coastal New Hampshire photography book
  • The Official 2001-2002 Guidebook – New Hampshire
  • SPCA calendar – Two years
  • Portsmouth Looking Up! – Self-published photo book
red boat bow reflection on water
Thistle Pig Chef - Portsmouth Chef Exhibit


  • 2001    Annual Spotlight on the Arts – Best Photography Exhibit for “Marianne’s Fifteen Minutes of Frame”


Exhibits & Calendars

  • Jan 1988    “Portraits of Notables and Quotables of Portsmouth”
  • Dec 1992    “Family-Owned” – Retail businesses in downtown Portsmouth
  • Sep 2000    “Marianne’s Fifteen Minutes of Frame” – A collection of women retailers in historic downtown Portsmouth
  • Sep 2001    “They Remain to Fish” – A collection of workers at the Portsmouth Fish Co-op
  • Sep 2004    “From Farm to Market” – A photo essay of market farmers on their farms
  • 2004-2005   “SPCA Calendar” – Portraits of people and their rescued pets
  • 2008-2009    “Breast Friends” – Calendar of breast cancer survivors
  • Jun 2015    “Portsmouth Chefs – What’s in Your Fridge?”