Margaret Stratton has received five National Endowment for the Arts Awards in Photography, Installation and New Genres in the United States and Canada.
Additional awards in photography and video include: Seattle Arts Commission "Public Works" Award, Directors Award from the Black Maria Film Festival, Los Angeles, Best experimental Work, Oregon Film Festival, Eugene, OR. Best Experimental Film, Three Rivers Film Festival. She has received five Arts and Humanities Awards, (1995-2009) from University of Iowa and a Humanities Iowa Major Project Award, (2009).
Her video Kiss The Boys And Make Them Die, was awarded Grand Prize for Best Film of 1995 from the Film Board of Canada at Images Film Festival in Toronto and included in the Berlin Film Festival
Photography Exhibitions include: Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York; NYU, New York; Smithsonian Institution and Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC; Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; San Francisco Camerawork and the Henry Gallery, Seattle.
Collections include: Library of Congress, Washington, DC; New York Historical Society, New York; Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle; Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; New Mexico Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago Art Institute; and Ellis Island Museum, New York.
Publications include: The Living and the Dead: The Neapolitan Cult of the Skull, University of Chicago Press (2010); Detained In Purgatory: America’s Abandoned Prisons, Light Work #110, Syracuse, New York (2000); Here Is New York: A Democracy of Photography (2002); Lesbian Art In America, Rizzoli Press (2000); Art, Document, Market, Science: Photography’s Multiple Roles, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (1998); and Reframings: New Feminist Photographies, Temple University Press, Philadelphia (1996).