Marguerite Courtney studied Photography and Painting at Santa Monica College from 2002 to 2006 and earned her Bachelor of Arts from The University of Virginia. Courtney is an award-winning artist based in Los Angeles who recently won the Grand Prize of the Emerging Focus Competition at Photo LA for "Still Surfers".
"Moments" is an ongoing body of work. Using images to express the power and nature of surfing, Marguerite attempts to share her experience: the surreal, the mystical and the ecstatic moments that cannot be conveyed with words. Her goal is to transport you into each moment as she experiences it.
Marguerite's photographs are Gelatin silver prints on archival paper. She takes them with a hand-held camera while surfing, with the camera strapped to her wrist. She develops them herself in a darkroom using various chemical effects to create the final image.
Grand Prize Emerging Focus International Competition 2012.
Honorable Mention PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris Water Competition 2009. Px3 is Europe's biggest and most prestigious photography competition
Second Place Ilford Harman Technology International Silver Competition 2007.