Brian Peterson

Phone: 612-673-4783
Brian Peterson has documented life in Minnesota and around the world for the Star Tribune since 1987. Peterson's project "Voices for the Land" was published as a weekly newspaper column, multimedia web site and a book. The book was the winner of three Minnesota Book Awards. Peterson has been recognized nationally and internationally for his documentary photojournalism, including a Robert F. Kennedy Photojournalism Award, Canon Photo Essay Award from Pictures of the Year International and Gordon Parks Photo Award. Peterson was honored with two regional Emmy Awards for his video work on

Recent content from Brian Peterson

Apostle Islands Ice Caves

Take a gander at the frozen wonders of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 04:42 PM

Stunning beauty in ice caves

For the first time in five years the south shore of Lake Superior has frozen, allowing unique access by foot to the ice caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Star Tribune photographer Brian Peterson was there as more than 8,000 people visited on a recent weekend.

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 04:41 PM

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Updated: January 02, 2015, - 02:06 PM

Solar storms create stunning northern lights

Star Tribune visual journalist Brian Peterson captured the brilliant northern lights over night in St. Louis County, Minn.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 08:36 AM

Pipeline protest

Keystone pipeline opponents have turned their attention to Minnesota, anti-pipeline activists held a rally and march in downtown St. Paul...

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 08:52 PM

Video: From shooting stars to falling snow

From shooting stars to falling snow, Star Tribune photographer Brian Peterson captures the Arrowhead region of Minnesota in winter. Part...

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 07:46 PM

Brian Peterson: How to photograph the night sky

Want to capture the sky on a clear winter night? Try these tips for serious photographers.

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 07:01 PM

Incredible Minnesota night sky time-lapse

This time-lapse was recorded in central St. Louis County in early November 2010.

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 03:51 PM

Mining controversial near the BWCA

About a dozen companies are exploring for copper, nickel, and gold in a vast geological formation below northeast...

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 09:17 AM

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