David Joles | Star Tribune
Photographer

David Joles is a photojournalist covering general assignments for the Star Tribune, with an interest in social documentary stories. 

A native of Wisconsin, Joles lives in Minneapolis with his wife Marie. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in journalism and history. Joles previously worked at newspapers in Hobbs, New Mexico, Eau Claire and Milwaukee. Joles was part of a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting in 2016 for a series of stories and photos that explored the state's archaic healthcare system for the disabled.


Food truck explosion 'sounded like a bomb'

A food truck exploded in a residential neighborhood in Lakeville late Friday, damaging as many as 20 homes and leaving the area strewn with twisted metal and insulation.


Bikini vs. snowman: Two spring scenes a year apart

These photos taken at Lake Nokomis were shot nearly one year, and 68 degrees apart. Move the slider in the middle of the image to see the differences between these two scenes.


Sixty-eight degrees of separation

These two views of Lake Calhoun were shot nearly one year, and 68 degrees apart. Move the slider in the middle of the image to see the differences between the two scenes.


Hearing opens 'whole 'nother world'

Caesar Marino of Little Canada had been mostly deaf since age 7 and longed to hear birds chirp again


Almost All Grown Up

The Filipino Minnesota Association hosts the Debutantes Ball to celebrate the accomplishments of Filipino youths


A deity dances from his memory

An artist and sculptor has spent the past two years at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota in Maple Grove


A mission of learning

In a living room in Cottage Grove, faith unites people from different cultures. Three young Mormons left their homes in the western United States to come to Minnesota, learn to speak Hmong and serve the Twin Cities Hmong community.


Baby's first haircut

Her mom felt a twinge as the soft curls hit the floor, but 8-month-old Maggie Lund met the scissors with a smile. "She was born with a whole head of hair," said her mother, Sarah. But now it was time to trim back.


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