Dena Porter's photography is informed by her career as a sociologist and an education administrator. 

Inspired by her father’s love of film photography, Ms. Porter has studied photography at Maine Media Workshops (with Alison Shaw), the Smithsonian Institution, and the Cape Cod Arts Association. Her work has been exhibited in Asheville, North Carolina , New York City, and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts and she has completed commissioned works for patrons along the East Coast. Her photos have been selected for a juried, Island photographer’s show at the West Tisbury Free Public Library in 2016 & 2018. Her current exhibition, entitled "Reflections on New York City" is inspired by her curiosity about how others experience life in New York City. She uses reflections and shadows to capture overlooked moments in everyday urban living. Follow her on Instagram as @denaporter. She is also a freelance photographer for the Martha’s Vineyard Times.

An avid adventurer and athlete, Dena captures life and light wherever possible!