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Join us as the Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association celebrates our senior workers. That’s YOU! There will be great people, great food, great education and of course, loads of fun!
|11:00 – 12:00||Registration, Vendor Exhibition|
|12:00 – 12:45||Luncheon|
|12:45 – 1:00||MAWSA Annual Meeting|
|1:00 – 1:30||Vendor Recognition|
|1:30 – 2:30||Transitions: A Daughter’s Journey|
Transitions: A Daughter’s Journey
Terry Gydesen has been working as a documentary photographer for over 30 years. Her many projects include Staff photographer for Jesse Jackson’s 1988 Presidential campaign. The late Senator Paul Wellstone, where Paul called her his unofficial official staff photographer. Her book “Twelve Years and Thirteen Days, Remembering Paul and Sheila Wellstone” was published by the University of Minnesota one year after their deaths.
Besides documenting politics both locally and nationally, she was also hired by the musician Prince to document his 1993 tour of Europe. This body of work was produced into the book Prince Presents the Sacrifice of Victor, published by Paisley Park Enterprises in 1994. It has now become a much sought after collector’s item. Currently it is part of an exhibit at the Weisman Museum in the show, Prince from Minneapolis on view until June of 2018.
She was also a part of a team of 12 photographers for the MN 2000 project for the MN History Center documenting life in Minnesota at the turn of the century. Her project was Snowbirds, photographing Minnesota people going south for the winter in Arizona and Florida. Terry’s parents were a part of that project when she traveled with them in their annual trip to Naples Florida.
Her most recent body of work was her most personal when she decided to record her journey with the difficult task of moving her parents from their dream home of 30 years and into assisted living because of her father’s struggle with dementia. Her exhibit Transitions, A Daughter’s journey was well received last spring at the Minneapolis Photo Center.
Terry has received numerous grants supporting her work including 3 Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships, Jerome Foundation Travel Study grant, 3 McKnight Photography fellowships, Arts Midwest/NEA regional fellowship, and this past spring, she was awarded the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship.