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"Christopher Jordan has a legacy of drawing us into alternate realities, but with his book, Nowhere in Place, we consider the small worlds that exist right in front of us. For this collection, he slows down and really sees—details, nature, marks of humanity in places around the globe. The photographs reveal something internal, a state of being that allows for the acknowledgment of the overlooked and the sometimes ordinary, photographing these markers as a way to say: "This is what I witnessed today." Jordan's engagement goes beyond place to a state of perception, and it inspires us to slow down and appreciate all that the world has to offer."
—Aline Smithson, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Lenscratch

"Christopher Jordan's photographic meditations—tightly attentive and colorfully geometric—encourage the ordinary to be seen as the extraordinary."
—Robert Hirsch, author of Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography since 1960 and Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography

"For the contemplative photographer, every moment arrives as a nowhere place of emptiness where the waiting potential of NOW materializes for the curious eye. With his camera and a meditative presence, Christopher Jordan practices photographic wanderings in the fertility of impending gestalts. The images in this stunning book serve as humble visual poetries where lyrical visual elements silently live on walls and streets. Image and artist find each other, dine together on mutual discovery, and then part ways as the wind rises and blows the random leaf along. This collection of photographs is not exclusively the result of "decisive moments" but rather "random discoveries" seen through contemplative eyes. Introspection here blends with observant resonance where inner silence finds its visual corelates on buildings and boulevard surfaces. The gift for us as viewers is that we are literally seeing meditation imagined and materialized in Jordan's painterly photographs."
—Michael A. Franklin, Ph.D./ATR-BC, Professor and former Chair, Naropa University, and author of Art as Contemplative Practice: Expressive Pathways to the Self

"Christopher Jordan's intriguing intersection of photography and meditation takes us on an aesthetic journey across Tuscaloosa, Boulder, and India in Nowhere in Place. Profoundly simple and evocative, this compelling volume stirs our emotions and imagination. Stunning images and philosophical reflections lead us towards a transcendent horizon where each composition of colors, lighting, and design gives us a glimpse into our universal humanity. Seeing familiar scenes through Jordan's creative lens is mysterious and enchanting. Every reader will be swept away by the magic of Nowhere in Place."
—Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh, Chair of the Department and Crawford Family Professor of Religious Studies, Colby College

"Christopher Jordan's fascinating book, Nowhere in Place, delights not only the eyes, but the intellect, with engaging ruminations on the nature of seeing and how we experience places within the flow of the moment. The fresh and colorful images from Tuscaloosa, Boulder, and India are intriguing visual meditations, certainly capturing traces of their localities but also transcending them with a sense of immediacy on the printed page. This is a book that deserves repeated viewings, revealing something new each time."
—Gerald Auten, Director of Exhibitions and Senior Lecturer in Studio Art, Dartmouth College

"Profound, unique, thought-provoking, inherently compelling, exceptionally well organized and presented, "Nowhere in Place: Where Photography and Meditation Meet" is an especially fascinating volume showcasing the meditative potential of full color photographic imagery -- making it a welcome and highly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university library Contemporary & Contemplative Photography collections."
—Julie Summers, Midwest Book Review



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