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 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 is 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 currently represented by Themes + Projects (Modernbook) in San Francisco. She has lead photography groups in trips to 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.

Kate Jordahl's images are available directly from the artist or from Themes + Projects (Modernbook), San Francisco.


Like a crystal ball, each Geir Jordahl Circle of Life photograph takes us to a magical place. We peek into the luminous landscapes and details of another reality adjacent to our own. Whether the urban/natural pathways of Central Park or the fog shrouded peaks of Zhangjiajie in China, we are transported. The Circle of Life holds beginnings and endings, large vistas and quiet details to make us pause and reflect. 
The Circle of Life series contnues Geir Jordahl's interest in seeing more. From his panoramic vision, both vertical and horizontal, Geir now take the challenge of hemispherical photography using extreme wide-angle lenses to bring us new worlds and new ways of seeing.
Geir Jordahl books include San Joaquin: River of Spirit, (Ansel Adams Gallery/San Joaquin River Parkway Trust, 1997), Traveler (Dreaming Mind, 2004.) and Searching for True North (Modernbook Editions, 2007.)  Searching for True North won numerous awards including Gold Medal/Best of Show in the PubWest Book Competition and Silver Medals in the Prix de Paris and the Independent Publishers Book Awards. Selective major exhibitions include Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto/San Francisco, Kodak Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite, Museum of Modern Art, Tampere, Finland, Museum for Photography, Braunschweig, Germany, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Costa Mesa, California, Nevada Art Museum, Reno, Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco, Golden State Museum, Sacramento, CA, Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno CA, Haggin Museum, Stockton CA, The Golden State Museum, Sacramento CA, Trenton Museum of Art, New Jersey. Selected Permanent Collections include Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California; University of Texas, Dallas; Yosemite Museum, Yosemite, California. He is director of PhotoCentral, a non-profit photographic educational facility in Hayward, California. His work is represented by Themes + Projects (Modernbook), San Francisco.