Photography by Matt Cashore
Text by Kerry Temple
Foreword by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
Fr. Robert Griffin, longtime chaplain of Notre Dame, wrote:
"If you want to belong, you have to learn the myth. You
have to wrap your heart and mind in it. You have to believe that
the merest rocks of the place tell a story."
With practiced eye and love of the subject, professional photographer and Notre Dame alumnus Matt Cashore here presents a unique feast of images that tell a story by capturing the tradition, beauty and forward thrust of this famous University.
The text, by well-known Notre Dame author and editor Kerry Temple, adds verbal pictures of life in this place with reflections on the comings and goings, traditions, night, winter and lakes. His Introduction evokes powerful feelings of being here, studying here, working here, in a relationship that lasts a lifetime.
Together, Cashore and Temple go beyond form and function in a way that allows buildings and the campus itself to speak in a visual celebration of humble beginnings, steadfast fidelity, inspired aspirations and a bold outreach to the future that builds upon rather than ignores the past. Cashore’s photographs offer a coherent vision of old and new. Here are fresh ways to view the main building and dome, the grotto and the lakes; and here too are the newer and most recent buildings, such as the Jordan Hall of Science and the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts, remarkable buildings that symbolize the University’s commitment to excellence in all of its pursuits..
The images and words in this book are meant to elicit memories and also to inspire hope. This books celebrates Notre Dame, past, present and future in a style worthy of the place and its people.
MATT CASHORE is a 1994 graduate of Notre Dame. Matt's projects
with Notre Dame Magazine have taken him from the Notre Dame campus to
assignments around the country and the world.
KERRY TEMPLE, a 1974 Notre Dame graduate, joined Notre Dame Magazine in 1981 and has been editor since 1995. He has written extensively about Notre Dame, edited books with Notre Dame themes, and has taught at the University. Recipient of national writing awards, he is the author of Back to Earth: A Backpacker’s Journey into Self and Soul.
"A picture perfect view of Notre Dame...whether it's Cashore sticking his neck out of a helicopter to get a shot of the scaffolding of the Golden Dome or going out on Christmas night to capture the Grotto with the Golden Dome somehow peeking through the trees, he has a knack of knowing when to go for it." --The South Bend Tribune
"This lavishly colorful book includes Cashore's photographs of Notre Dame's campus landscape, interiors and people in varied seasons, lights and moods, as well as a contemplative essay in which Temple uniquely interweaves natural description, spiritual longing autobiography and local history." --Michael Garvey
And, from a customer:
"I just received Celebrating Notre Dame and want you to know it's the finest representation of the 'multidimensional' essence of Notre Dame that I have ever seen. What a masterpiece in words and pictures!"