Current Books & Artists

Coming in 2021

Workshop Stories: changed through photography
Edited by Elizabeth Opalenik

Workshop Stories Cover

Stories guide us and stories define us. Workshop Stories are glimpses into the magic of the photography workshop experience. Sharing the images and words of over 100 photography teachers and workshop leaders, this book captures the possibilities of growth, community, and photography in the world while sharing the legacy of numerous workshop programs starting in the 1960s through today. Inspiring images and stories gathered by Elizabeth Opalenik create a thoughtful book and a road map to our community’s future.

Workshop Stories Available for Purchase Here.   •  Preview of the book here. 

Join us on April 30th at Laurie Klein’s Visual Visionaries – Celebrating Creativity for a Conversation about collaboration with Elizabeth Opalenik and Kate Jordahl. Sign up here – Spaces are limited!

Now available
Sorrow into Song by Geir and Kate Jordahl

Thank you to everyone who purchased this book and supported this project. The companion book is in the work. (Working title: As the Shadow Turns.) We will share more as we progress.

Sorrow into Song was conceived and designed by Geir and Kate Jordahl while sheltered in place during the 2020 Pandemic. The artwork in this volume was created at their home in Bellingham, Washington. Sorrow into Song includes poems written by Sara Teasdale at the time of the 1918 Flu Pandemic. Sara Teasdale lived from 1884 to 1933 and was the first recipient of the prize for poetry that later became the Pulitzer Prize. Published by True North Editions, Bellingham, Washington. Printed and hand-assembled by Bookmobile, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sorrow into SongLimited edition of 25 with a print – $145 plus shipping

Print Selection

Sorrow into Song is 9×12 inches and has 102 pages on 100# matte EuroArt Plus paper. It has a cloth cover with a tipped-in image. The first edition is signed by Geir and Kate Jordahl and is limited to 25 copies and comes with a print. Delivery is expected by mid-April. Three choices of prints signed and numbered (edition of 25 each), pigment inkjet print on 8.5×11 inch cotton rag paper. (Pictured above)

Owens: Legacy of Suburbia Book Cover

Bill Owens: The Legacy of SuburbiaPhotographs 1964-2020

Available soon this book includes the range of Bill Owens amazing photographs. This Limited Edition book will come with a signed print.

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Finding Peace in a Restless World

Finding Peace in a Restless World was conceived to honor the three decades legacy of the PhotoCentral Spring Exhibition. This book features 90 artists celebrating creativity in challenging times. Includes poetry by Marcela Griffin, Kate Jordahl, Bruce Roberts, and Sim Warkov and is edited and designed by Geir and Kate Jordahl.

Order HERE with other recent titles Resonance: Eleven Artists Respond to the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District at Seventy-Five and Hayward Vintage Views: Photographs from the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Archive. 

Cultures in Transition Book with Medals

Cultures in Transition: Spirit Heart Soul – Oliver Klink

Photographs by Oliver Klink, Foreword by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Afterword by Peter Finke, Intro by Geir Jordahl, Design by Kate Jordahl

PubWest 2018 – Judges’ Choices Award, Gold Award Photography book – nine awards for best photography book of 2019

Other Titles

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getting to know the map – 40 Years of Photography