Courtney is a Maine based photographer. She’s a 12th generation Mainer whose connection to her birthplace, has given her a unique opportunity to give back to it. Mooney’s work is primarily socially-engaged; her work is focused on combatting the ills of todays society.
Mooney is most concerned with the environment, addiction, and female empowerment. Mooney interacts with the psychological and spiritual dimensions of the human experience in the framework of the sociological ills she is up against. She prefers to shoot analog and develop and process her work in the darkroom. She is opposed to pretty photography and prefers photographs that reveal the truth of our humanity. Courtney seeks to have her art in public spaces serving those who are underserved.
Courtney grew up in rural Maine. When she became eighteen, she left the small town. Mooney moved to Baltimore, went to school at Goucher College and received a B.A. in Psychology and Religion with the intention of becoming a minister focused on social justice. She found the lens, and saw all the work she wanted to do in the world would be through the lens.