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Kate Jordahl

Kate Jordahl, MFA

Photography Instructor

Fine Arts and Communication Division

(650) 949-7318



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


For Winter 2017 and Spring 2017, Kate Jordahl will be serving as Director of Strategic Planning & Operations
CCC Online Education Initiative (OEI)
Office: 650-949-7318
Visit the OEI online at
The OEI is funded by a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office


Photography, Online Learning, Student Success


Kate Jordahl is an educator, photographer, editor and curator. Seeing inspires Kate Jordahl and she exhibits her enthusiasm and passion for the art of photography in all of 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 lands and cultures she visits. 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, Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist's Gallery, San Francisco. 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 represented by Modernbook Gallery 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.

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: 2017-01-14
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