Renee Jones Schneider | Star Tribune
Photographer

Renée Jones Schneider has been a multimedia photographer at the Star Tribune since 2003. 

Her long-term projects, shooting both video and stills, include stories examining why so few rape and sexual assault victims in Minnesota get justice, farming deaths, radicalization, the decline of honeybees and Minnesota's broken special education system. She was named Journalist of the Year in 2016 in the Society of Professional Journalist Minnesota Chapter. Renée was born in Dublin, Ireland, and moved to Minnesota with her parents as a child. She attended from St. Olaf College with a major in studio art. She lives in Savage, Minn., with her husband and four children.



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.


The Vanishing Prairie: A closer look

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Everybody's Irish

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