The Heart of the Story: Using photography to create a visually compelling, meaningful and engaging narrative story.
Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 7–8PM
Where is the tipping point in turning a no into a yes, when people let you into their lives to tell their stories? Deanne Fitzmaurice, Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer, will share her thought process behind her Pulitzer winning project and talk about building rapport with the people she photographs from an injured Iraqi boy to Warriors star Steph Curry. She will discuss her imagery and show how she creates meaningful stories to affect social change.
As a Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker, this San Francisco-based photographer is most known for her unique ability to go behind the scenes to discover and convey personal, intimate and emotional stories through images. Fitzmaurice, a Nikon Ambassador, represents a wide variety of publications, including creating content for Sports Illustrated, ESPN, National Geographic and many other respected outlets. In addition to her editorial work, she often collaborates with non-profits and foundations and also holds an impressive portfolio of commercial photography with a myriad of major brands and is a highly decorated storyteller.
Deanne’s work was presented with the American Photography Awards in 2011, 2013 and 2015 and selected for the Communication Arts Photography Annual in 2013. Deanne’s work has received top awards from PDN Photo Annual, Pictures of the Year International, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. In 2011, Deanne’s documentary work was a finalist for the Alexia Foundation Grant for World Peace. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the Newseum, and is part of their traveling exhibition of Pulitzer winning photographs. Deanne’s work has been exhibited at Visa pour L’Image in Perpignan, France, and with UNICEF Photo of the Year. She has also been a contract photographer for the best-selling Day in the Life books.
Deanne began her career as a staff photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle. When not on assignment, Deanne often lectures and teaches workshops. She is also a co-founder of Think Tank Photo, with her husband, photographer Kurt Rogers. Deanne is represented by National Geographic Creative.
Deanne will be teaching Develop your Photographic Narrative workshop at The Image Flow in 2018.