Catherine E. Money
There is a magical quality residing within the arms of photography,
and I have been held captive by its power most of my life. The ability
to record a moment, to still it, and hold it in suspense for all
time, has been at the core of my fascination of this incredible
art form. Over the many passing years, I have strived for an intimacy,
a sort of friendship with my camera and my subjects. Hoping to discover
something unseen, uncovered, like a newfound treasure. Using my
camera as a bridge between myself and the world, I am looking to
capture the essence of my subject or experience, to whisper a story
or reveal an inner beauty that quietly rests at its side.
for transformative light, and a moment of memorability, my camera
has allowed me little windows into new worlds, both real and imaginative.Photography
has been kind to me, teaching and inspiring me to question my perceptions,
to expand my visual boundaries and acceptance of my minds eye. It
has demanded of me an honesty and a purpose. An intimacy. Never
denying me the opportunity to do more or become more. I have learned
much from my camera. I have learned that life is but a series of
incredible moments, filled with amazing people and places. I have
spent much of my life, wandering metaphorically, working to create
an authentic voice. As each day begins anew, new images are waiting
to be born. To be brought into this world, no longer latent, but
alive, and thriving, awaiting a new awareness of truth and beauty.
Bachelor’s Degree in Illustrative Photography
Brooks Institute of Photography
Santa Barbara, CA USA
Following my formal education, I trained in Chicago, Illinois, first
as a photographic assistant with many top commercial photographers,
such as, Tom Petroff, Sandy Hedrich, Kathy Sanders, Robert Sacco.
And then worked independently as a freelance commercial photographer,
photographing food and product with a client base of Kraft, Hershey’s,
Campbell’s, Lands End and Sears to name a few.
Along with photography, I am a published poet with works in both
the United States and The United Kingdom. As an active ambassador
for the International Society of Poets, I am the recipient of the
Silver Metal Award from the International Society of poets and named
“Who’s Who in 2004, 2005 and 2006 from the same organization.
Relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles with my husband and daughter,
and reinvented myself and my involvement with photography. I have
continued to work for twenty years here as a freelance photographer,
shooting both product and people. Currently, I have segued primarily
into fine art portraiture and fine art photographic projects.
Director of ONE IN EIGHT Breast Cancer Photographic Project
Partnered with Pasadena Arts Council under the EMERGE Program
Creator: Devon Williams www.oneineightphotos.com
Creator, Director and Photographer of THE 50X50 PROJECT
A photographic project focused on redefining beauty through the
insights and projections of 50 women between the ages of 50 and
RAP 10 An International Photographic Survey
CRUSSELL FINE ARTS 2010
“Boots to Fill”
SANTA MONICA 2009
“Spin Art”, “Moonflower”
LOS ANGELES, CA
Carol Richards, Artist’s Agent, LOS ANGELES, CA
St. John1s Providence Hospital, Burbank CA
Digital art wall, revolving multiple images from The Planet Paradise,
Hotel Sofitel, Los Angeles, CA, WIFI Bar and lobby areas
Designer:Yabu Pushellberg. 8 artworks from the Planet Paradise Collection,
UCLA Medical Center, Birthing Unit, Santa Monica, CA
4 artworks from the Planet Paradise Collection, 2011
GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS LUTHERAN CHURCH, NEW YORK, NY
"She Is Love" 30x40 chromogenic print
CHARLATAN INK ART PRIZE, "She is Love" 2011
A DECADE OF IMAGES 2000-2010
Women In Photography International, Honorable Mention "Survivor"
Women In Photography International, Second Place "Boots To
BEAUTY/CAMERA EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
Women In Photography International, Environmental category
Honorable Mention "Dizzy" 2005, Juror Valerie May, National
TRIBUTE TO RUTH BERNARD
"Stacey at the Coop" 2005
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
WESTON GALLERY SHOW
San Pedro, CA USA 2014 Selected Platinum Palladium, Nudes
WHAT A PAIR
San Pedro, CA USA 2014 3 Selected One In Eight Images
FINE ART IN THE HILLS,
GREG RODRIGUEZ, West Covina, CA USA 2013-14 21 Selected Planet Paradise
CHARLATAN INK ART PRIZE
New York, NY USA 2011 "She Is Love"
South Pasadena, CA USA 2010-2014 15 Selected Planet Paradise Images
THE TEMPORARY CONTEMPORARY
My first opportunity as a co-curator and exhibitor
South Pasadena, CA USA 2011 3 Selected Planet Paradise Images
MADE IN CALIFORNIA
Juried by Alma Ruiz of MOCA, BREA, CA USA 2008 "Spanish Love"
PHOTO SAN FRANCISCO, COLDSPRINGS GALLERY
San Francisco, CA USA 2006 17 Selected Planet, Paradise Images
AIM LA & AIM PASADENA
Los Angeles, CA USA 2006 15 Selected Planet Paradise Images
MADE IN CALIFORNI, Juried by Michelle Deiziel of Norton Simon Museum
Brea, CA USA 2006 3Moonflower and 3Dizzy2
CREATIVE ARTS CENTER, Burbank, CA USA 2004 Fifty selected images
THE FOUR DAY GALLERY, Fine Art Solutions, Glendale, CA USA 2004
6 Selected images from Planet Paradise
THE ARROYO COLLECTION, SOLO SHOW, 3 FLEUR DE VIE2
South Pasadena, CA USA 2004 24 selected images from Planet Paradise
MILLARD SHEETS GALLERY, JUDY CHICAGO1S ENVISIONING THE FUTURE PROJECT
Pomona, CA USA 2004 "Baby Zach"
HAROLDS GALLERY AT INSYNCMEDIA, Friends and family Gallery Show
Inglewood, CA USA 2004 "Orange Ruffles"
HAROLD1S GALLERY AT INSYNCMEDIA, American Institute of Graphic Artists
Inglewood, CA USA 2003 "Lava Flower"
MILLARD SHEETS GALLERY
Pomona, CA USA 2003, Corn Study No. 12
SOCIAL MEDIA 2014
UPDATE - AUGUST 2014 - APRIL 2017
I was working on updating WIPI's final files, I realized I hadn't
heard from Catherine and remembered she had a very serious car accident
some time ago. I've been incredibly busy with the WIPI transfer
to the Beinecke Library at Yale and time slipped by quieckly...
and just as I was thinking about her, I received this wonderful
email. I asked Catherine if I could pulblish it and she agreed.
Congrautlations to Catherine for being able to overcme this very
Date: 2017-05-06 17:04
From: "catherine e. money"
Thank you so much for making the effort to get in touch. I must
apologize for getting back to you so very late. I have spent the
last 16 months of my life recovering from a terrible accident. I
was hit and run over by a truck while crossing the street in December
It has been a horrific journey from then until now. I am so very
grateful to be alive! Somehow, by the graces of all the powers that
be, I have miraculously survived! I have no memory of my first week
in the ICU. I had my spleen removed, severe internal bleeding, two
surgeries on my pelvis, which was broken in several places, and
have had my left arm rebuilt. I spent 3 months in a nursing home
after 3 weeks in the hospital and finally was able to come home
with in-homecare, to begin another phase of healing. Over the past
16 months, I have had occcupational and physical therapies and have
suffered from PTSD. I had to learn how to walk again and how to
use my arm. I am finally getting back on track and am continuing
to work hard every day to regain my mobility and independence. I
am doing well, all things considered. I have finally gotten enough
strength in my arm to hold my camera and have slowly started to
photograph again. I cried the first time I was able to take
It has been the hardest journey of my life. But through it all,
I have learned so much. Patience, humility, gratitude and perseverence.
I took a quick look at my bio and statement. There are a few minor
changes I could make, but all in all, it is still current and up
to date. Lets just leave things the way they are for now. Thank
you so much for being the amazing person that you are! I hope that
life has been kind to you and that we will have the opportunity
to see one another in the days to come.
So many heartfelt thanks,
Let the beauty you love be what you do.
Catherine E. Money - WIPI booth event photo la 2014
Women In Photography International Charter Member
Catherine E. Money
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All inquiries regarding use of and purchasing image use rights must
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File: GALLERY & BIO complete - August 30, 2014
UPDATE: Photographer response - OK NEW email
UPDATE - APRIL 2017
UPDATE FINAL: May 2017 website content
womeninphotography.org file transfer to the Beinecke.
All organization files, computer, external hard drive, printed materials,
DVDs, books, competitions files and onsite installation art