Photo by Tiffany Campbell

Photo by Tiffany Campbell

about norah levine

Norah Levine is cofounder of the philanthropic Lifelines Project (honoring the bond between the homeless and their pets), fine artist and professional child and pet photographer based in Austin, Texas.

Levine’s work has been featured in a number of prestigious publications, including Austin Monthly and Professional Photographer magazine, highlighting her creative work with animals.  As an instructor at the world renowned Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in New Mexico, Levine focuses her instruction on the intricacies, challenges and rewards of photographing pets. In 2010, Norah moved from Santa Fe, NM to Austin with her husband and their five rescued pets. 

 

Experience & Publications

Images Published In:

  • “O” (Oprah Magazine)
  • United Airline’s Hemisphere’
  • Gold Prospector’s
  • Humana HAO
  • New Mexico Magazine
  • Haute Dog
  • Santa Fean Magazine
  • Realtor
  • Southwest Meetings + Events
  • Austin Pet’s Directory
  • NSide

Projects & Affiliations:

  • Española Valley Humane Society, Española, New Mexico: Marketing Campaign
  • Austin Humane Society, Austin, Texas: Calendar imagery & marketing photography
  • Heart Gallery of Central Texas, Photography of foster children for gallery & online use.
  • Heart Gallery of New Mexico, Photography of foster children for gallery & online use.
  • Animal Trustees of Austin, multiple marketing campaigns.
  • Lifelines Project, Independent ongoing project photographing 
    the homeless and their pets.
  • Getty Images, Contracted as a contributing photographer
  • ASMP Member
  • PPA Member

As a pet and children photographer new to the Austin area, I knew it was time to shoot a new video of me here in Texas! I wanted something that showed me actually photographing and connecting with my subjects in the authentic way that I actually DO connect with them. This video reflects the fun experience that my clients share with me when I photograph for them in their homes and shares a little bit of who I am as a person and also as a photographer.

This multi-media exploration documents the unique lifestyle shared by people without shelter and the animals they rely on for companionship, protection, and in some cases, their emotional and psychological well-being. Regardless of the reason for their situation, the homeless rely on their pets for many things—most importantly—companionship. Many homeless pet owners use what little resources they do have to provide care and sustenance to their animal; food, bedding, etc., because their love and reliance on their pet surpasses all other priorities in life, they have little left for their own material needs.

Featured Non-Profit Project

Lifelines is a project dedicated to honoring the bond between people and their pets.  This multi-media exploration documents the unique lifestyle shared by people without shelter and the animals they rely on for companionship, protection, and in some cases, their emotional and psychological well-being. Learn more at LifeLinesProject.org