The MPLS Photo Center has partnered with Visual MN (formerly the MN News Photographers Association),and will be hosting monthly meetings the last Thursday of each month, with a focus on all aspects of photojournalism.
Join Visual MN at the MPLS Photo Center on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30pm for another “Show & Tell” event featuring John Doman, Judy Griesedieck and Mike Zerby.
John Doman’s photo career began at a small manufacturing plant in Cleveland where he became the plant photographer while teaching himself f-stops and darkroom chemistry. After working as a commercial photographer’s assistant, he became a photojournalist at The News-Herald in Willoughby, Ohio. His job morphed into editing and management at The Miami Herald, and finally, in 1981, Doman returned to shooting when he joined the photo staff at The Pioneer Press in St. Paul. He retired from that photo department in 2014.
Judy Griesedieck has been a staff photographer at The Hartford Courant, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Star Tribune. Her love of shooting documentary projects began at the Merc, when she shot a year-long story documenting problems in California’s nursing homes. While at the Strib, she worked on a four-year project following the Class of 2004 at University of MN medical school. She reluctantly left the Strib in 2004 when her husband, a former photo editor, changed careers and became a doctor, assigned to a residency in Connecticut. They returned to MN in 2009, where Judy has continued to freelance.
Mike Zerby is a 37-year veteran photojournalist. He came to the Minneapolis Star Tribune as a photography intern, working part-time while earning his degree in journalism at the University of Minnesota. After graduation, he joined the staff full-time. In addition to his work at the Star Tribune, Zerby has freelanced for the New York Times, Washington Post, and other papers. He has also done assignments for National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Business Week, Forbes and Geoworld among other publications. Currently, he is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching Electronic Photojournalism.