Brown-Johnson, C., Vilendrer, S., Heffernan, M.B. et al. for the Journal of General Internal Medicine
“PPE Portraits—a Way to Humanize Personal Protective Equipment”

The Rachel Maddow Show, PPE Portrait Project, Necessity/Innovation. May 8,2020
The Rachel Maddow Show for MSNBC

Katherine J. Wu for Smithsonian Magazine
“Portrait Project Reveals the Faces Behind Health Care Workers’ Protective Gear” April 16, 2020

Jeanne Moos for CNN
April 15, 2020

Elisa Would Almino for Hyperallergic
“A Photo Project Helps Mitigate Patient Loneliness During COVID-19 Pandemic” April 14, 2020

Dave Ross for KIRO Seattle
April 14, 2020

CBSN/Boston (WBZ)
April 9, 2020

Rachel Campbell-Johnson for The Times (London)
“Being Human at the Wellcome Collection review — I’ve seen the future and it’s terrifying.” September 6, 2019
Times (London) article PDF

Alex Marshall for The New York Times
“Is This the World’s Most Accessible Museum?” September 6, 2019. (Photo)

Leah Ollman for the LA Times
“In Mesmerizing Photograms, a ghostly dance of metaphors.”  27 September 27, 2015.  

Aizenman, Nurith
“An Artist’s Brainstorm: Put Photos on Those Faceless Suits.” National Public Radio, All Things Considered. April 9, 2015.

Marco Werman and Andrea Crossan
“For Ebola Patients, A Way To See The Faces of Those Helping.” The World, Public Radio International (PRI). April 7, 2015

Laura C. Mallonee
“Picturing the People Inside Ebola Hazmat Suits.” Hyperallergic.  April 16, 2015.

Wagley, Catherine Wagley
“Ebola Suits Look So Scary. So This L.A. Artist Had An Idea.” The L.A. Weekly. April 6,  2015.

Tiffany Schlain, The Adaptable Mind
Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change.

Tom Lutz and Jerry Gorin
“An Artist Intervention in the Ebola Crisis by LARB AV.” Los Angeles Review of Books. July 31,  2015.

Melissa Harris-Perry
“Putting a Face on the Ebola Workers.” The Melissa Harris-Perry Show. MSNBC. May 5, 2015.

O’Connor, Mimi
“The Science Behind Why Hope Can Help Heal Us.” Huffington Post. 1 June 2015.

Monzon, Mariasun
“La Sonrisa Del Ébola.” Zazpika no: 851. (GARA No. 5902) May 17, 2015.

2015 Campbell-Dollaghan, Kelsey
“The Race to Build a Better Suit for Ebola Aid Workers.” Gizmodo. April 22 2015.

Zamorano, Abraham
“La fotógrafa que les puso sonrisa a los enmascarados del ébola.” BBC Mundo. April 15,  2015 

Kimberly Yam
“Artist Creates Quick Fix That Humanizes Ebola Aid Workers Inside Their Intimidating Suits.” Huffington Post. April 15, 2015.

Madeline Will
“Alleviating Fear.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. 13 April 2015.

Perry Dinardo
“Putting a Face On the Fight Against Ebola.” The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. April 9,  2015.

Heffernan, James A.W.
“How Headshots Are Humanizing Ebola Health Care Workers.” Huffington Post. April 9, 2015.

Leah Garchik
“‘Making of a Mensch’ and Making of a Movie About It.” The San Francisco Chronicle. September 23, 2015. 

Peter Frank
City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship Award Catalog. Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, 2010.


Carl Kozlowski
“Intriguing Intersection.” Pasadena Weekly. Thursday, June 12. P. 26, 2008.

Lynell George
“Indelible ink: A photography exhibit shows Marine tattoos as eulogies to the lost.” Los Angeles Times. 27 October 2007 p. 1, pp. E1, E17.z
Article Image Gallery

Brian Tucker
Saving Their Skins.” Mary Beth Heffernan – Soldier’s Skin. Exhibition catalog. Pasadena City College Art Gallery, 2015.

Klein, Jennie Klein
Skin, Text, and Corporeality: Mary Beth Heffernan’s Photography and Installations.Art Papers 31:1 (January/February) p. 1, pp. 23-25.

Catherine Taft
“Just Desert.”Artforum. May 11, 2006.

Psyched Out: Photo shows at the CVA and CPAC are filled with edgy psychological subject matter. Michael Paglia. Westword (Art Section.) January 6-12. Volume 28, Number 19, 2005.

Art Space of the Year: Center for Visual Art. Kyle MacMillan. The Denver Post. Sunday, December 26, 2004. p. 16F.

Critic’s Choice: Visual Arts. Kyle MacMillan. The Denver Post. Sunday, December 5, 2004.  p. 2F.

Debra Malik, Anxiety and Desire Creep Into Photographs, Demosthenes. Metromode. January. Volume 1 Number 1, 2004.

Photo Show Mines the Mind. Voelz Chandler. The Rocky Mountain News. Friday, November 26, 2004

Photos dredge up our “Anxiety and Desire.” Kyle MacMillan. The Denver Post. Friday, November 22, 2004.

Tina S. Goodwin, Anxiety and Desire: A Photographic Map of the Psyche.”  Downtown Denver News, 2004. 

Mary Beth Heffernan, Corpus Inductum. Gastronomica, Summer 4:3, (Univ. of California Press) Photos and artist’s essay. 2004.

Knife video work-in-progress featured in Jennie Klein and Joanna Roche’s “Impossible Cohesions” lecture in the “Performance on the Edge: West Coast Performance in the America’s” panel , 92nd Annual College Art Association Conference, Seattle, WA, 2004.

Virginia Ray, Edgy Artist: Sculptor works in local knife factory.  The Recorder, Friday, August 22, 2003, p. 1. (Photograph)

Lamson & Goodnow’s Factory Inspires Mary Beth Heffernan. (Staff writer) West County News, August 14-20, 2003  issue, pp. 10-11. (Photograph)

Rebecca Solnit. As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender and Art (University of Georgia Press, 2001) (photographs)

Rebecca Solnit, The View from Mount Venus – On the Aesthetic of the ExquisiteArt Issues. Summer 1997 (photograph)

Gary Hesse, Light Work Grant Recipients, Gary Hesse, Contact Sheet 93 (photographs) 1997

Critics’ Picks: Flesh!; Saint Paul Pioneer Press, June 27, 1997.

Francis Hwang, Flesh!; City Pages, July 2, 1997

Gallery Roundup: “Culturata,”Francis Hwang, City Pages, July 9, 1997 (photograph)

Kendra Ramic, “In the Flesh!”  Arts and Entertainment, July 16, 1997. (photograph)

Doug Hanson, “Art Galleries showing diverse collections,” Variety, July 22, 1997

Survey on Taste. From the Fold Series, Mary Beth Heffernan, Documents, 8 Winter 1997. (photographs) Edited by Helen Molesworth.

Caroline Koebel,  Current Fictions: Work by Emerging Artist at MoPA,  Uptown Newsmagazine, January 1997

Neil Kendricks, “Surreality Check: Emerging Artists in Spotlight at MoPA,”  The San Diego Union Tribune, December 12, 1996

Die 90er Jahre Im Handgepack, Heimo Ranzenbacher, Kronen Zeitung, 16 October 1996 (photographs)

1996 Positionen: Vier Frauen as L.A., Kathi Hofmann-Sewera, Kleine Zeitung, 19 October 1996

Kalifornisches Damenquartett Kunst im Reisegepack, Annema Happe, Neue Zeit, 20 September 1996

Kunstlerinnen Packen Aus; Ku Im Tachenformat, Von Claudia Taucher, Kleine Zeitung, 29 August, 1996

American Art in the 1990’s and The Becoming Series, discussion aired on Studio 5, Ed. Ernst Grohotolsky, Channel 02, 5:00 -6:00pm 4 October, 1996. Graz, Austria.

Jennie Klein, “Staging: The Prefabricated Image” at the University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, New Art Examiner, March 1996

Ronald R. Geibert. Photography in the 1990s: Fifty Portfolios. (1995) 

Claudine Ise, Mary Beth Heffernan at Craig Krull GalleryClaudine Ise, Artweek, November 1995 (Photograph)

Jennifer Couelle, “La mise en scene de l’image”,  Le Devoir, November 5, 1995 photo), Montreal, Canada.

Lucinda Catchlove, Curatorial Magic,  Hour, Arts and Entertainment, November 23-29, 1995 (Photograph). Montreal, Canada.

Robert L. Pincus, “Photos stage, not capture, images,”  The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 30, 1995

John Scheibe, “University Unveils Sexy Photo Exhibit,” Imperial Valley Press, February 21, 1993 (Photograph)

Art in Your Ears, The San Diego Reader, October 8, 1992

Art on Display, The Tuscaloosa News, November 22, 1992 (Photographs)

Neil Kendricks, “Power of ‘nude’ exhibit lies in the images, not in words,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, September 24, 1992 (Photograph)

Mary Beth Heffernan. “Facing Social Practice: Mary Beth Heffernan in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson,” Art Journal Open. June 30, 2020.

Lakshmi Sarah for KQED“From Ebola to Coronavirus—A Simple Practice of Sticker Photo-Portraits for Health Care Workers.” May 8, 2020.