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Jeremy Lurgio is a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Missoula, Montana. His photography is driven by a passion for documenting people, places and stories. He has become a regular contributor to both the Big Sky Journal and Montana Magazine. His work has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, the Seattle P-I, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal, High Country News, The Drake, Fly Fisherman, Montana Quarterly, Wild Fibers Magazine, Distinctly Montana, Three Rivers Magazine, Outside Missoula, Missoula Living, Off The Grind and the Montana Journalism Review. He has also published work in both the America 24/7 and Montana 24/7 books published by DK Publishing.

A native of New Hampshire, Lurgio received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He began his study of documentary photography at the Salt School for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. In 2001, Lurgio finished his master’s in journalism at the University of Montana School of Journalism. He worked for four years as the Photo-Editor and Chief Photographer at the Ravalli Republic newspaper in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. During that time he won numerous awards for his photojournalism including a first place at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, two first place awards with the Suburban Newspaper Association and many first place awards with the Montana Newspaper Association. In 2001 he was selected to attend the Eddie Adams workshop in New York. Lurgio has also become an instructor with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula. He assists in teaching a documentary workshop, teaches a photojournalism workshop during the school’s Summer Intensive program, and will lead a week-long people photography class this summer. When not on assignment or in the classroom, Lurgio is out hiking, biking, fishing and backcountry skiing in the wilds of Montana.

Please look at recent work featured in Montana Magazine and Big Sky Journal. The Every Woman Matters multimedia project I produced with the Rural Institute continues to tour the state. Please check it out at

In coming months look for multimedia projects to be featured on the site. Look forward to hearing from you.

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538 Benton Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801

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