A Peace of My MInd


In our first book, Minnesota photographer and author John Noltner asked people in his own back yard the simple question, “What does peace mean to you?” in an effort to rediscover the common humanity that connects us.Through stunning portraits and inspiring personal stories, 55 diverse subjects reveal their insights and wisdom about how to work toward positive change in the world.


A Peace of My Mind: Exploring the Meaning of Peace One Story at a Time.

In a world that often asks us to consider the things that can separate us…whether that is race, politics or ethnicity…A Peace of My Mind explores the common humanity that unites us. “A Peace of My Mind” is a 120-page book that features the b&w portraits and personal stories of 55 individuals who answer the simple question, “What does peace mean to you?” Since 2009, Noltner has photographed and interviewed Holocaust survivors, refugees, political leaders, artists, homeless individuals, and others, asking them to reveal what peace means to them, how they work towards it in their lives and what obstacles they encounter along the way. The result is a stunning and heart-felt collection that acknowledges the challenges we face as a society, yet builds hope through the inspiring stories of people committed to peaceful tomorrows.

The book includes a foreword by Ela Gandhi, an artist statement from the photographer / author and discussion question to encourage community conversations.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ John Noltner Photography (September 21, 20)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Softcover ‏ : ‎ 144 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0615530680
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0615530680

Additional information

Weight .74 lbs
Dimensions 8.25 × 0.8 × 8.25 in

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