A Rhode Island resident since 1980, Nora Lewis is staff photographer at the University of Rhode Island. When

she isn’t documenting student life and academics as a photojournalist on campus, she spends her time working on her fine art portfolio. 


Nora holds a Master of Arts degree in Holistic Counseling and an advanced graduate degree in the Professional Applications of the Expressive and Creative Arts. The combination of both her professional and educational backgrounds offers a unique perspective into the power

of photography as a tool for self-discovery and healing. She views photography as a journey and believes that

the images we create along the way hold the potential

for deep insight into others, the world, and ourselves.


Her photographs have been widely exhibited, receiving numerous awards. In addition, her work has appeared

in publications such as Zoom, GEO, US Rowing, Cape Cod Life, and Rhode Island Monthly. Most recently,

she was included in The Julia Margaret Cameron Award:

A Collection of Works by Women Photographers. 


Nora lives in Newport, Rhode Island and loves being

on the road.

Artist Statement

We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are. - Anais Nin

It has been said that every photo we make, is in some way, a portrait of ourselves. And so, when we look at a photograph,

we are not only looking at the image itself, but into the photographer who created it. For as long as I remember, I have always been a seeker and observer, endlessly fascinated with people, nature, and travel. I cannot recall a time in my life when I

wasn’t thrilled at the prospect of going someplace I’d never been to before. Venturing into new territory held the possibility of discovery, of seeing and learning new things. As a photographer, I continually observe and record life around me as I see it, while expressing my inner world through the images I create. Photography gives me the opportunity to show the world who I am through what I see. Everyone has a story to tell. I tell mine through pictures.