Joanne on Yellowstone Public Radio’s Home Ground with Brian Kahn

Review Comments:

“Without Compass”

“But such extreme awe, as found here in Berghold’s photographic beauty of tone, beauty of composition, beauty of shape—whether in replicated patterns of parallel convergences, transects, contours, or the unmappable pleasure of curves, sines and asymptotes of a grace (there, I said it, one of those weakened words)—seems to exist on a different plane entirely.”

Rick Bass, Environmental activist and author of diverse writings, including Winter: Notes From Montana and All The Land To Hold Us

“I got to see your photographs for Without Compass, I love them, and many of them I want to live within, just like I do good paintings. I suppose I do live there, you certainly have a fabulous eye.”

Jim Harrison, prolific author, including, Legends of the Fall and Dalva

“Old Windows — Old Doors”

“Many photographers take good pictures. Good photographers make good photographs. Joanne Berghold makes good photographs in Montana, and has done so for some time. I’ve been photographing and traveling in Montana for twenty-five years now, and I often see Joanne’s photographs and wish I had made them. I guess that’s the best compliment I can pay to a fellow photographer and lover of Montana.”

 Tom Ferris, Archival Photographer, Montana Historical Society

“With compassion, commitment, and craftsmanship, Joanne Berghold captures the nostalgia of the past and the essence of the present. We are privileged to ride with her as she travels around Montana sharing with us her remarkable blend of skill and artistry.”

Paul Dix, Photographer and author of
Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of US Policy

“This is a wonderful book of photographs showing the powerful dust and splinters of dreams lost, dreams abandoned, and dreams replaced by other dreams and other realities.”

Tom Murphy
Wildlife and Landscape Photographer

“Montana Hometown Rodeo”

“The blood thrum of small-town rodeo is preserved in every starkly beautiful image, evoking the scent of penned horses and sage crushed under the tires of trucks, the road of bulls battering loading chutes with their blunted horns, the squawk of rosined leather.”

Kim Zupan, excerpt from the Introduction, and author of The Ploughmen and formerly a pro rodeo bareback rider, ranch hand, Alaska salmon fisherman and teacher

“Rodeo, when I was a kid…was a ranchland and small town affair— all the generations come together from miles around for a sweet reckless time. Joanne Berghold has got it dead right!”

William Kittredge
Author of numerous books, including The Next Rodeo: New and Selected Essays and co-editor of The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology