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 “Menemsha Harbor Fog” photo was selected for a juried, Island photographer’s show at the West Tisbury Free Public Library in 2016. 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 Facebook and 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!



Click article to read about her photography exhibitions: 

"Photographer Dena Porter Shows us How to Look Deeper", Martha's Vineyard Times, July 24, 2018

"Dena Porter Goes Solo", Martha's Vineyard Times, October 11, 2017

Freelance Photography Assignments

Click articles to see her photography:

“Dance the Night Away”, Martha’s Vineyard Times, September 26, 2018

“Nothing Stilted About this Group”, Martha’s Vineyard Times, August 15, 2018

"Vineyard Verse", Martha's Vineyard Times, June 27, 2018

"Martha's Vineyard Sea Salt", Martha's Vineyard Times, June 21, 2018

"Memorial Day Weekend Colors Island Red, White & Blue", Martha's Vineyard Times, May 25, 2018