Current Books & Artists

Pre-order now: Bill Owens: The Legacy of Suburbia Photographs 1964-2022

A limited-edition publication, Bill Owens: The Legacy of Suburbia Photographs 1964-2022 is now available with a special print, 4th of July Parade, included. This book features images from Bill Owens’ entire career from his work in Jamaica with the Peace Corps to his current Digital Renaissance. The book is available in an edition of 100.

Bill Owens, 4th of July Parade

The book will be released as part of the Center for Photographic Arts Exhibition: Bill Owens, Suburbia-50th Anniversary, October 8 – November 13, 2022.

Published by True North Editions.
332 Pages, 263 Photographs
Photographs by Bill Owens.
Edited and Designed by Geir & Kate Jordahl.
Essays by Geir & Kate Jordahl, Kim Komenich,
William Morgan, Bill Owens, and Shelley Rice.
Printed by Bookmobile, Minneapolis, MN.

This publication coincides with the 50th anniversary of Bill Owens’ Suburbia and accompanies exhibitions at Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California and Nordic Light Festival of Photography, Kristiansund, Norway.

Order now – with shipping in USA included. Contact us for International Shipping options at info@truenotheditions.com – Current Shipping: November 21.




Sorrow into Song


by Geir and Kate Jordahl
Second Printing

Thank you to everyone who purchased this book and supported this project. Thanks to the recognition of the book, a second printing is in process. The companion edition, Hush of the Heart, is in the works. 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 Song  $145 plus shipping

Choose your Print

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 and included a selected signed print. The first edition of 25 copies has been sold out with the prints no longer available. The second printing is now available. The second printing is also signed by Geir and Kate Jordahl and includes new image selections. It is limited to 25 copies. The choices of prints signed and numbered (edition of 25 each), pigment inkjet print on 8.5×11 inch cotton rag paper.


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. 



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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



getting to know the map – 40 Years of Photography


 $85 plus shipping

Book Cover

Geir Jordahl and Kate Jordahl have been photographing and working with the photographic image for the past forty years. This book features their images and projects which have been shaped by decades of exploring, studying, traveling, and teaching. The book explores two shared lives in photography in images and stories.