Portraits of Peace


Our newest book shares the journey of creating A Peace of My Mind and the wisdom of the people we met along the way.


Portraits of Peace: Searching for Hope in a Divided America

Frustrated with an increasingly polarized social landscape, award-winning photographer John Noltner set out on a 40,000-mile road trip across the United States to rediscover the common humanity that connects us. He did so by asking people one simple question: “What does peace mean to you?” Through difficult conversations, gentle humor, and a keen eye for beauty, Noltner’s Portraits of Peace captures a rich collage of who we are as a nation.

Beautiful storytelling and captivating photography converge to offer a uniquely human and accessible examination of the social issues that most challenge us today, such as racial equality, immigration reform, LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, freedom of religion, and tolerance. Through the real-world stories of ordinary citizens who choose, in the midst of difficult circumstances, to pursue healing, reconciliation, and community building, we discover a glimmer of hope that something better is possible.

Portraits of Peace offers a promising road map to a peaceful future as a pluralistic society.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Broadleaf Books (September 21, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 201 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1506471218
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1506471211

Additional information

Weight .7 lbs
Dimensions 7.08 × 0.87 × 9.13 in

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