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Jim Brandenburg's prairie

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Touch the sky
Jim Brandenburg's photo of the Touch the Sky prairie. Note how the clouds form the shape of a bird.
Photo by Jim Brandenburg

Jim Brandenburg is best known for his images of the Northwoods -- complete with wolves, moose, and deep, deep, snow.

Dream back the bison
Brandenburg's photo, "Dream Back the Bison," is an example of what he refers to as an impressionistic technique.
Photo by Jim Brandenburg

But he says he can take more pictures in a day on the prairie than in a day in the Boundary Waters -- because it's where he grew up.

The exhibit of prairie photographs, "Touch the Sky," will be on view at Sivertson Gallery in Duluth through May.

Brandenburg is teaming up with musician Michael Monroe for a slide show and concert, Monday May 1 at the DECC in Duluth.

Brandenburg talked with MPR's Stephanie Hemphill about his love of the prairie, and his photographs which capture its beauty.