Photographer Brian Peterson is coming to North Dakota to share images and stories from 30 years as a photojournalist with the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Peterson’s presentation is set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the Russell Reid Auditorium at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. It is open to the public free of charge and is sponsored by the North Dakota Newspaper Association, The North Dakota Humanities Council and the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Peterson describes his presentation: “Living in two worlds — from the pack journalism world of Olympic sports coverage to the solitude of photographing our environmental issues and natural wonders of Minnesota.”
Earlier in the day, he joins a slate of seven other presenters at NDNA’s Witham Symposium on Excellence in Newspapers.
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, all for a six-year documentary on a rural Minnesota family infected with the AIDS virus.