Courtney Perry

Courtney Perry

Freelance photographer
Minnesota Public Radio


Courtney Perry is a freelance photographer based in Minneapolis since 2011. Before that, she was a staff photographer at the Dallas Morning News, where she covered cowboys, hurricanes, the border, former presidents and daily life. She got her first glimpse of the Twin Cities in 2008, while covering the Republican National Convention.

Courtney Perry Feature Archive

Getting dressed for work
Brandon Johnson says many of his colleagues in the tree industry plow snow in the winter, but that didn't appeal to him. So, in 2011, Santa's Tree Delivery was born. (12/18/2014)
The 40th Annual May Day Parade
May Day was originally celebrated by Celts, who ushered in summer hoping for good luck and a bountiful harvest in the fall. These days, local May Day revelers focus their energies on a parade through the streets of Minneapolis. (05/05/2014)
Waiting for word on the race start.
Stupor Bowl, a guerrilla bicycle race run on city streets, made its 17th run through Minneapolis on Saturday. 366 racers met at a bicycle shop shortly before the race began to find out the starting point and race route. Racers could visit the 18 checkpoints -- including bike shops, bars and parks -- in any order they chose. The race is fueled by camaraderie -- and beer. (02/02/2014)