Photographer and author John Noltner began his college career studying music, and although he no longer creates his own music, he is passionately interested in those who do. Noltner has been telling stories with images and words for 20 years. Based in Minnesota, Noltner’s work has appeared in magazines including National Geographic Traveler, Midwest Living, Smithsonian, Health and the New York Daily News. More of his work can be seen at www.noltner.com.
Noltner is a member of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers. In November 2011 Noltner released his first book, A Peace of My Mind, Exploring the Meaning of Peace One Story at a Time. In this collection of B&W portraits and personal stories, he asks the simple question, “What does peace mean to you?”