Morgan Richardson

NORWAY — Visitors to Norway Memorial Library can enjoy a glass case art exhibit. “A Walk Through Norway” features 14 photographs of local places by Morgan Richardson.

Morgan Richardson was born and raised in the Oxford Hills. As a child, Morgan would steal her mother’s camera and take pictures of anything and everything around her. She often would document her family’s life and travels. Morgan was always drawn to any creative process and began to find her niche in her Sophomore year of high school.

There she found her first interest in Graphic Design, joining the Oxford Hills Technical School’s program led by Virginia Valdes and began interning for a local wedding photographer, Kate Michaud, allowing her to build and expand upon her knowledge in a more professional setting.

After high school, Morgan studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore where she majored in Graphic Design. After transferring to the University of Southern Maine, her passion for photography took hold and she continued developing her skills, ultimately double majoring in Photo & Digital Art and Ceramics.

When she’s not shooting weddings or portraits, Morgan draws inspiration from the places around her and captures spaces and details that people often miss. After graduation Morgan has managed to balance the life of a working artist, creating graphic design promotions for businesses, assisting well-known wedding photographers, and has begun taking on her own clients for weddings and other life events.

Morgan says about this exhibit, “Becoming a part of the Norway community has been something incredibly impactful and beneficial to my life. Its unique spots and people are what make it so great. The morning coffee trips, community table conversations, and weekly trips to Fiber and Vine are just parts of the daily routine that let us get to know each other in a way different from other towns.


Taking photos around Norway has become not only a hobby but an act of relaxation. Exploring places like the Norway Opera House and taking a long walk down Main Street gives me time to notice the small things that I often miss in my busy, daily life.

These photos show the quiet moments that most of us see each day but put it more permanently to the viewer so they can have a new respect for it.”

Visitors may enjoy this display whenever the library is open during March and April. There is an artist reception on Wednesday, March 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Viewers have an opportunity to meet the photographer and hear her talk about her work and inspiration.

Light refreshments will be served. Norway Memorial Library is located at 258 Main Street in Norway, Maine. For more information visit or call 207-743-5309.

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