Sarah Christianson, photographer, artist, and author, will be signing her new book “Homeplace” this Sunday from one to three in the afternoon. Ms. Christianson is a Dogpatch resident and her indiegogo fundraising effort was featured on this very blog just over a year ago. Her (our!) efforts were successful, and the book has surpassed our expectations.
Please join me at Gilberth’s Rotisserie on Sunday, September 15 from 1-3pm for a special neighborhood book release party!
I’ll be signing copies of my newly published photography book, Homeplace, which documents my family’s 4-generation farm in North Dakota and also traces its roots to Norway. More info & images from the project are available on my website: www.sarahchristianson.com
Publisher: Daylight Books
Book specs: Clothbound, hardcover, 8×10 inches, 108 pages (80 photos!), with an introduction by Arnold Alanen
Hors d’oeuvres will be served, and there will be a cash bar for beer & wine. Please stop by & get your copy!
Sarah’s photos of Norway and North Dakota are beautifully printed within. They are joined by an essay by Professor Emeritus Arnold R. Alanen, who illuminates the emigration of her Norwegian ancestors and their work to make a home of the homestead.
The Professor Emeritus says:
Quite obviously, the Christiansons and tens of thousands of other Norwegians who settled in the Red River Valley and the entirety of North Dakota were not searching for a physical environment that reminded them of their homeland. Instead, the settlement decisions of most immigrants were driven by economic concerns. Christianson and his compatriots recognized that “if one wanted free land with the potential of reasonable agricultural production, [then] there was no other place to go.” By the late nineteenth century North Dakota represented “the farmer’s last frontier.”
A signed edition of the book is available for purchase online.