Winter in Minnesota

Photography by Gerald Hoekstra

Artist Statement:

When most people think of Minnesota landscape photography, scenes from the North Shore or Lake Superior first come to mind. That area is particularly beautiful, and its sights are a magnet for photographers in all seasons – Split Rock Lighthouse, the Grand Marais Harbor, waves crashing on the granite cliffs, etc. But every region of Minnesota, including Rice County, has its own distinct character, and each season of the year has its unique beauty. My favorite season for Minnesota landscape photography is winter, especially while fresh show is failing. Winter is the subject of this exhibit – Winter in Minnesota. All of these photographs were taken in Rice County, and more within a few miles of Northfield. I hope you enjoy them!

Gerald Hoekstra lives in Northfield. His work as a photography focuses primarily on landscapes, architecture, and wildlife – particularly birds. His photographs appear in Bob Janssen’s Birds of Minnesota, The Hummingbird Handbook, and the soon-to-be-published Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas, as well as in the birding apps BirdsEye and Daily Bird. They are also often featured on the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union home page. More of his photography can be views on his website on He can be contacts at

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