Photographer Bio


John Pilla

Manager, Lead Photographer and editor, Mentor

Hey there! I'm a photographer residing in South Minneapolis and have been a part of the Gopher Photo team since 2011. I marched with the band from 2008 through 2011 and have been fortunate enough to photograph each season there after. There's something special about the University of Minnesota and this group of amazing people that keeps me coming back!

In my spare time, I’m often backpacking the North Shore or Superior Hiking Trail or having a fire with friends in my backyard. You may see me conquering a wall at one of VE’s locations. You may also catch me biking around the Minneapolis lakes, walking the streets of Uptown, or enjoying a cup at one of my favorite coffee shops. If you happen to see me, please say “Hello!”

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