Judy Griesedieck

Judy Griesedieck

  • Photography

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I'm a freelance photographer in the Twin Cities. As a former newspaper photographer (Hartford Courant, San Jose Mercury News, Minneapolis Star Tribune), photojournalism is the the style of photography I really love. I'm ready and willing to shoot a variety of assignments, ranging from portraits to sports, important news events to day-to-day life. I even shoot an occasional wedding. I've been adding audio to my projects for the past ten years, to capture natural sound as well as interviews. My favorite project - following the University of MN medical school class of 2004 for their four years of training to become doctors in still photos with audio. I'm now getting into video too.


  • Photography


  • Capturing audio for projects with still photography
  • ability to use audio and video equipment in addition to still photography
  • editing.

Work Experience

Former staff photographer at the Hartford Courant, The San Jose Mercury News, the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Freelance work has included the New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, People, Time, Boys Life, Chronicle of Higher Education, University of CT Orthopedic Residency Program, University of MN School of Nursing, , Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MN and a variety of additional magazines and corporate clients. Book projects include Day in the Life of China, Day i the Life of Italy, Day in the Life of CA, Christmas in America, Mothers & Daughters, He's Just My Dad (sports figures and their children), and others.


BA, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA


  • NPPA
  • MNPA


I love audio and have for years, before newspapers and magazines had websites, before it was even considered relevant for still photographers. The minute sound became available to newspaper photographers , I jumped on it, producing a four year project following a medical school class. My goal is to eventually , and not too far in the future, hone my video skills to that same level, so that I can produce multimedia projects using stills, video and audio. Certain projects are best for stills and audio, some for video and some works well combing all three. It's so much fun to take all that documentary information and edit it into a wonderful piece that really allows the viewer to feel as if they were right there with you when you shot it.


Women's Prison Book project- Minneapolis, MN
American Mural Project- Winsted, CT

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Career Status

  • Ready to collaborate
  • Seeking freelance opportunities


  • CT Photographer of the Year
  • CA Photographer of the Year
  • Canon Photo Essayist- Runner UP Numerous awards from the Pictures of the Year
  • National Press Photographer's Association


  • New York Times
  • USA Today
  • Sports Illustrated
  • People
  • Time
  • Boys Life
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • University of CT Orthopedic Residency Program
  • University of MN School of Nursing
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MN and a variety of additional magazines and corporate clients.

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