Marcia Mahoney is a visual storyteller. She came to photography from a full career as a trial lawyer, followed by a rewarding stint as a community librarian. With that background, she makes pictures that tell the stories she sees and those she’s known – her own, and those she found as a lawyer, librarian and reader.
Throughout 2016, Portland, Oregon’s Blue Sky Gallery will include Mahoney’s Walk Away Slowly series in its Pacific Northwest Viewing Drawers. In addition, her photographs will be in exhibitions and galleries across the United States, including Photo Independent in Hollywood, California; PhotoPlace Gallery in Middleton, Vermont; The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado; and the Southeast Center for Photography, to name a few. In March 2016, her photograph, Final Act, won both first place in the “People” category and “Best in Show” in the Images of Illinois contest sponsored by the Hoogland Gallery in the state’s capital.
Mahoney gives back to her community making photographs for Chicago Tech Academy, a contract school established by the City to increase the number of minority and low-income students that pursue a STEM curriculum in college and beyond. She is a member of f8collective, and serves as Treasurer of Chicago's Filter Photo.
Mahoney lives in Chicago, Illinois and Sandpoint, Idaho. Her work can be seen on her website, http://marciamahoney.com.