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Korthals photos offered as fundraiser

WORTHINGTON -- If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Brian Korthals said a lot during his 22-year career as a photographer for the Daily Globe. There is no way to count or even estimate how many images he took over the course of those two ...

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Blue Mound Bison

WORTHINGTON - If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Brian Korthals said a lot during his 22-year career as a photographer for the Daily Globe. There is no way to count or even estimate how many images he took over the course of those two decades, but the number is undoubtedly in the tens of thousands.
Brian has been on the sidelines of most sporting events, documenting the careers of area athletes.
He attended all the area festivals at one time or another, sharing that slice of life in rural America.
To tell the stories of area residents in photographs, Brian daily traveled the highways and backroads of southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa - as well as points beyond.
But some of the photographs for which Brian is most well known are his nature shots: bison calves frolicking in the meadow at Blue Mounds State Park, a close-up view of a flower, butterfly or insect, or the migration of birds just passing through our area.
Facing a diagnosis of stage 4 kidney cancer, Brian retired from his photography career more than a year ago. Now he and wife Lorraine, who has also recently been stricken by her own health concerns, are also facing a financial crisis as their medical bills have mounted. As a fundraiser to help alleviate those financial concerns, the Daily Globe is offering a small collection of images taken by Brian during his tenure at the newspaper. All proceeds from the sales of the prints will go into a fund that has already been set up for the Korthals family.
“Brian has touched many hearts through his keen eye for that perfect photo over the years,” said Daily Globe Publisher Joni Harms. “We are so proud to have had him on our Daily Globe team and to be able to share some of his special works with the community.”
The six photos were chosen for their visual impact and universal appeal, as well as their relevance to the local community and landscape. The prints are mounted on mat board, but are not framed.
Most are available in standard sizes: 8- by 10-inches, 11- by 14-inches, 16- by 20-inches. However, two of the photos, due to the configuration of the images, are only available in unconventional sizes: Bison and Calves, 8- by 12-inches or 16- by 24-inches; and Rare Visitors, 10- by 20-inches. Other sizes may be available upon inquiry. Prices range from $30 to $80, depending on size.
Examples of the finished prints can be viewed at the Daily Globe office, 300 11th St., Worthington. For more information or to place an order, phone 376-9711. Because this is a fundraiser, payment must be by cash or check, with checks payable to Brian & Lorraine Korthals Fund. Once the order is processed, prints may be picked up at the Daily Globe office.
Donations for the Korthals family are also accepted through an online GoFundMe account, gofundme.com/7k9saymk; and at Worthington Federal Savings Bank, 418 11th St., Worthington 56187.

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