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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Portraits of Peace Photography Exhibit and Program at Everett Public Library

Graphic in navy showing a photo of Noltner, the book cover, and program details

EVERETT, WA – What does peace mean to you? Frustrated with an increasingly polarized social landscape, award-winning photographer John Noltner set out on a 40,000-mile road trip across the United States to rediscover the common humanity that connects us by asking that question. The photographs from this journey will be on exhibit at the main branch of the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., throughout the month of September. 

 Visit the library and explore the “Portraits of Peace” exhibit, free of charge, from Tuesday, Aug. 31 to Thursday, Sept. 30. Face coverings are currently required for library visitors ages 5 and older. 

John Noltner will also speak about “Portraits of Peace” in a free virtual program on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at:

Through difficult conversations, gentle humor, and a keen eye for beauty, John Noltner’s “Portraits of Peace” captures a rich collage of who we are as a nation. The exhibit features beautiful storytelling and captivating photography to explore many of today's most challenging social issues.

A gifted storyteller, John Noltner has worked on four continents, gathering stories of human courage, grace, and resilience. He has produced projects for national magazines, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organizations. His work reflects his belief that art and storytelling can help individuals, organizations and communities articulate their deepest values and encourage action toward building social capital and community connections.

 Noltner’s book “Portraits of Peace” is available to purchase from Third Place Books.

 Call 425-257-8000 for more information about the exhibit or program.  Save your spot or join the program at:


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