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Brian Peterson

Photographer | Newsroom
Phone: 612-673-4783
Location: Minneapolis
Other languages: None

Brian Peterson has been a staff photographer at the Star Tribune for 0ver 30 years and has focused his attention most recently on professional sports and the many environmental issues affecting Minnesotans. Peterson has also photographed five winter and summer Olympic Games, the Superbowl and both Twins World Series victories.


Peterson was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and has enjoyed a career that allows him to pursue stories he cares most about in his home state and around the world. He's best known for his work since 1987 for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, but his photographs have also been seen in National Geographic and Sports Illustrated magazines and the New York Times. He has been recognized nationally and internationally for his documentary photojournalism, and has been honored nine times as Minnesota Press Photographer of the Year. His sports photography has been honored by the national baseball and football Halls of Fame and the National Press Photographers Association. Peterson has published two books — "Voices for the Land and "Minnesota - State of Wonders" — and has won three Minnesota Book Awards.
Recent content from Brian Peterson
State of Wonders: A wild world blooms in northwestern Minnesota

State of Wonders: A wild world blooms in northwestern Minnesota

Life rebounds with fanfare as winter melts away in Minnesota's northwest reaches.
State of Wonders: Exploring winter in the Arrowhead

State of Wonders: Exploring winter in the Arrowhead

Minnesota is blessed with immense natural beauty and dramatic seasonal shifts. With the "State of Wonders" series, we showcase that range of scenery.
Recent solar activity has presented the patient observer with some of the best viewing since 2004. This photo of the northern lights over Lake Elora i

Light show tonight? Learn how to photograph the Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis might be visible again tonight above the northern horizon in Minnesota, but not until after 11 or later because it stays light so long now. Here are tips for capturing the light.
State of Wonders: Summer's prairie song plays beautifully

State of Wonders: Summer's prairie song plays beautifully

Beauty and history shine bright under the monumental summer sky in the southwest corner of Minnesota
Jaime Riebe waits for competition to start with her Jersey Cow Pearl. The Minnesota State Fair, also known as the Great Minnesota Get-Together, is one

Making the rounds

What is it about the State Fair -- is it the people-watching, the grease on a stick, the debauchery of the midway, the odors of the animals?
It makes you feel so small. You look up into night sky, 20 miles from the nearest town, 10 miles from the nearest power line and the view is stunning.

Starry symphony

It makes you feel so small. You look up into night sky, 20 miles from the nearest town, 10 miles from the nearest power line and the view is stunning
BRIAN PETERSON � brianp@startribune.com BUFFALO, MN - May1, 2010 ] The Durst quadruplets have been huddled around the small bathroom sink in their B

Primping for Prom X 4

The Durst quadruplets have huddled around a single bathroom sink in their Buffalo home for the past 17 years, but Saturday required extra coordination. It was prom night, the biggest formal event of their lives.
�I have no clap left!� Ollie said, bundled up in her Twins fleece scarf, sweatshirt and hat while trying to make some noise as her favorite team t

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