Joanne Berghold will discuss and sign copies of her photography books, Old Windows-Old Doors and Montana Hometown Rodeo during the Holiday Farmer’s Market, at Elk River Books from 2 to 4 p.m. on December 1.
Wilsall photographer Berghold likens her work—adorned with poetry and prose by local writers—to a love affair with the land. “Montana continues to seduce me visually, with its rapidly changing weather, its landscapes that range from forested mountains to rock cliffs, from prairie to badlands to lush fields of grain and grasses. When I find an area that speaks to me, the speedometer slows to 10 mph and the search becomes a stalk.” Berghold’s work is in the collections of Isaac Stern, Agnes Gund, The Holter Museum and The Dog Museum among others.
“Joanne Berghold’s collection of windows and doors of early Montana raises haunting questions: who settled in these remote places, and what were their dreams? And why did they leave?” says Livingston author Richard Wheeler. “Her powerful photographs stir our hearts, and fill us with a yearning to know more.”