Jeremy Lurgio is a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Missoula, Montana, and an assistant professor of photojournalism and multimedia at The University of Montana School of Journalism. His photography is driven by a passion for documenting people and places. He has become a regular contributor to both Big Sky Journal and Montana Magazine and his work has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Adventure, Men’s Journal and High Country News. Jeremy’s work is also in both the America 24/7 and Montana 24/7 books published by DK Publishing. A native of New Hampshire, Jeremy received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and holds a master’s degree in journalism from The University of Montana. He began his study of documentary photography at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. He ran an internship program while serving as a photo editor at the Ravalli Republic. When not on assignment or in a classroom, Jeremy is hiking, biking, fishing or backcountry skiing out in the wilds of Montana.