Jim had his humble beginnings as a photographer in southwest Minnesota with the Worthington Daily Globe. He went on to become one of National Geographic's most noted photographers and took pictures all over the world. He went on to write numerous books, establish the Ely Wolf Center and contribute $1 million to re-establish the prairie near his home town of Luverne, Minnesota.
~Janice Kruse, Inver Grove Heights, MN
Photographer Jim Brandenburg established Touch the Sky Prairie in southwestern Minnesota in Rock County, near Blue Mound State Park by Luverne, where his great-grandfather homesteaded, to undo some of the environmental changes implemented by three generations of his ancestors during a century of farming. Jim Brandenburg's career in photography included serving on the staff of the Worthington Daily Globe newspaper and assignments for National Geographic. He has produced several books and DVDs. He was a photographic pioneer to produce the first National Geographic story with digital photos.
~Nancy Gertner, St. Louis Park, MN
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