Derek Montgomery

Freelance photographer
Minnesota Public Radio

Derek Montgomery is a freelance photographer based in Duluth.

Derek Montgomery Feature Archive

Betsy Bowen works in her studio.
For her most recent book, "Plant a Pocket of Prairie," Betsy Bowen says she tried something new, layering woodcut prints of prairie grasses and adding free-hand painting. (11/26/2014)
Moose Mountain
The last week of September saw the hills around Lake Superior near Tofte and Lutsen explode into vibrant color. Like a magnet, the show attracted visitors by the thousands. (10/02/2014)
Waiting to race
Perham's annual Turtle Fest pits turtle against turtle in races and brings folks from all over to cheer them on. Photojournalist Derek Montgomery stopped by to capture the not-so-speedy fun. (06/23/2014)
For bacon lovers in Duluth, Thursday was a chance to try a host of bacon-flavored treats. More than 500 people came to the University of Minnesota Duluth's Kirby Ballroom, to sample dishes cooked up by Twin Ports restaurants and bakeries at the inaugural "Baconpalooza." (05/09/2014)
Every spring, Duluth's bars and music venues pulse for a full week with "rawk and/or roll devil music." The Homegrown Music Festival features more than 200 acts, from hometown heroes Charlie Parr and Alan Sparhawk, to a flute choir. (05/05/2014)
Ever wonder what it's like to race down a raging, cold river in a kayak? Photographer Derek Montgomery was at the Lester River race in Duluth over the weekend to find out. He strapped video cameras to the racers' helmets and their boats. (04/28/2014)
Charging down a roiling and muddy race course near Duluth on Saturday, John McConville won the Lester River whitewater kayaking competition for the second time in a row. And despite the rugged -- and dangerous to anyone but experienced kayakers -- conditions, there were only a few injuries. (04/27/2014)
For most mortals, running, biking or skiing in a 135 mile race through Minnesota's north woods would seem a daunting enough task. But in the Arrowhead 135 Ultra, the competitors not only brave sub-zero degree temperatures, they crave it. (01/28/2014)
A gallery of scenes from International Falls. (11/14/2013)
Recent major water main breaks have highlighted the massive labyrinth of underground pipes that delivers water to homes and businesses. In many Minnesota cities, water system are aging and in need of replacement. (01/08/2013)