Jen Moon lives and works in Rochester, New York. She earned a BFA in Art with an Emphasis in Photography from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Throughout her career she has photographed the landscape as a means to question and explore how place can shape both our social compact and our individuality. After over a decade of working with night imagery, her work has recently ventured into daylight hours. In her current project, “Namesake, Iowa,” she has selected towns in Iowa named after famous locations (Paris and Gaza) or familiar concepts (Orient and Jefferson). She has traveled to over fifty locations to create a series of images that document rural Iowa and explore the differences between easy assumptions and the reality of a small town life: commonality and dissonance.
Moon has exhibited her photographs in several solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States as well as in Europe and India. Her work can also be found in several public collections and publications.