Kate Jordahl

Seeing inspires Kate Jordahl and she exhibits her enthusiasm and passion for the art of photography in her work. In her travels and photography, she searches for the places where the spirit of the earth and the human spirit come together. Using both film and digital capture, Kate stretches her images to beyond the expected representation to a magical and reverent imaging of the land.
In addition to many group exhibitions, she has had featured exhibitions at Vision Gallery, San Francisco, Yamate Gallery, Yokohama, Japan, the Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist’s Gallery, San Francisco.

Kate Jordahl is a professor of Photography and Digital Imaging at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California. Kate Jordahl’s photographs are in numerous collections including the Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas and the Yosemite Museum, Yosemite. Her work is represented by Modernbook Gallery in San Francisco. She has lead photography groups in trips to China, Italy, France and Japan as well as around the United States. Teaching inspires her and sharing her love of photography is a great joy to Kate. Making her photographs then sharing that process and helping others make their own photographs completes the circle of creativity for Kate.

Artist’s Statement

Kate Jordahl’s current project is the “one-poem books” Working with living poets and featuring the photography of Kate Jordahl, the “one-poem books” are a dialogue between poetry and photography and meditation on the crooked, unmapped roads of our lives.  “Elementary Geography” features a poem by Paal-Helge Haugen translated by Roger Greenwald. “Crystal Day” features the poetry of Kate Jordahl with an afterword by Sharon Shoemaker. Both books feature design and binding by Dreaming Mind. The publications are a collaboration between and published by True North Editions and Dreaming Mind.

The one-poem books are an ongoing project available by subscription or as single books. Books will be released every 6 months. The publications for 2014 include “Elementary Geography” and “Crystal Day.” (http://www.truenortheditions.com/wordpress1/one-poem-books/) 2015 will feature the poems  “Forecast” by Carol Henri and “The Sun” by Carol Mauro.