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.

A Star Tribune photographer captures stunning views of Minnesota from above

A northern Minnesota shepherd keeps her sheep cool with shade as temperatures soar

Hannah Bernhardt works on rotational grazing and has opened up an aspen tree-covered part of the pasture to help her sheep during the peak heat each day.

Photos: Trap shooting gains popularity as a Minnesota high school sport

The Minnesota State High School Trap Shooting Championships are the largest trap shooting competition in the country — reflective of how Minnesota has cultivated competitive shooting's rise as a high-school sport.

Gallery: Yeah Yeah Yeahs take the stage at the Armory

For their first Twin Cities concert in 14 years, the New York City-started Yeah Yeah Yeahs performed at the Armory on Saturday night.

Gallery: MN United host Orlando City

The MN United Loons hosted Orlando City at Allianz Field on Saturday in St. Paul.

Gallery: Totino-Grace rallies to stop Alexandria in Class 3A semifinal

Totino-Grace overcame a five-point halftime deficit to beat Alexandria 70-59 in a Class 3A boys basketball semifinal at Target Center on Thursday.

Gallery: DeLaSalle defeats Orono in Class 3A semifinal

DeLaSalle topped Orono 67-61 in a Class 3A boys basketball semifinal at Target Center on Thursday.

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Photos: Winter storm arrives in the Twin Cities

A snowstorm that will drop several inches of snow across southern Minnesota and unleash blizzard conditions behind it moved into the state on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. Its effects will be felt through the first part of the holiday weekend.

Gallery: Gophers Volleyball takes on UNI in NCAA tournament

The 2-seed Gophers play the University of Northern Iowa at the Athletic Pavilion for the second round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament.