An International Call for Entry
Juried by: Terry Gydesen and Tom Baker
Taking care of each other. Taking care of ourselves. The awesome responsibility of caring for a loved one in need. Whether it be family, or friend, or neighbor, or a stranger, how we express our love and caring really does matter. These private moments are not easy to photograph. Sometimes awkward, but often therapeutic.
This new Call for Entries at the Mpls Photo Center is an attempt to show how we take stock of how you or others “take care”. Please show us what this rich phrase; “taking care”, means to you. How have you taken care, or given care? What touching moments have you received, or observed? Which expressions of love, or joy, or tragedy, or grief have you had the opportunity, and the courage to photograph. In these moments of intimate expression, our cameras can be intrusive, but can also provide comfort, and care. Most of us have been there at one time or another.
This unique exhibition of photographs will be on display in conjunction with a very personal exhibit by artist Terry Gydesen; Transitions, a Daughter’s Journey. This collection of 30 color photographs represents four years of caring for and documenting her father’s slow decline from Alzheimer’s, the inevitable move out of their family home of 30 years into assisted living, and her Dad’s death in 2015.
This exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and funded in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund from the Minnesota State Legacy Fund amendment vote of the people of Minnesota.
Tom Baker, a Minneapolis native, returned to the Twin Cities in 2006 after working as a photojournalist in Portland Oregon, to help care for his father after he suffered a severe stroke. Tom now works as a freelance photographer and photojournalist in Minneapolis/St.Paul, and teaches photojournalism and related courses at the Mpls Photo Center.
Call Opens 2/22/17
Call Closes 3/26/17
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