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Kate Jordahl

Kate Jordahl, MFA


Fine Arts and Communication Division

(650) 949-7318



Foothill campus
Office: 6005
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(The best way to contact Kate is through her e-mail at


Photography, Online Learning, Student Success


Kate Jordahl is a photographer and a professor of photography at Foothill College, California, USA. Her photographs are in numerous collections including the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the University of Texas at Dallas, and the Yosemite Museum. She has led photography workshops in France, Italy, China, Japan, and the United States and has been an artist-in-residence in Yosemite National Park and in the Polar Arts Program in Greenland. She is also a board member of the Online Learning Consortium and dedicated to quality and equity in online education. 
Kate has been editor/designer for thirty-three books, including "Searching for True North," Modernbook Editions. Her most recent projects include "Workshop Stories" with Elizabeth Opalenik, "Bill Owens: The Legacy of Suburbia – Photographs 1964-2020" and "Culture in Transitions: Photographs by Oliver Klink," which has gotten nine publishing awards.
"I believe that art heals and leads our way to understanding. In the making of books, collages, and singular images, I strive to create a pause and an opportunity for reflection. Threading my way between the technical and the philosophical, I make quiet work that beckons viewers to contemplate."
Her websites are Kate Jordahl, Photography, Jordahl Photo, True North Editions.

Personal Quote:

I try to live what I consider a "poetic existence." That means I take responsibility for the air I breathe and the space I take up. I try to be immediate, to be totally present for all my work.
- Maya Angelou.

Last update: 2021-06-21
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