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Brian Peterson

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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 StarTribune.com.
Recent content from Brian Peterson
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
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.
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.
Brian Peterson: How to photograph northern lights

Brian Peterson: How to photograph northern lights

Photographing the northern lights requires patience, the right equipment and a bit of knowledge.
Making the rounds

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?
Starry symphony

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
Primping for Prom X 4

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.
Bring on the Yankees!

Bring on the Yankees!

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