Deanne Fitzmaurice is a Pulitzer Prize winning documentary photographer and multimedia storyteller based in San Francisco, California. Known for her behind-the-scenes work, she is a regular contributor to Sports Illustrated and ESPN the Magazine, and is an assignment photographer for National Geographic as well as numerous other publications. She has been published in TIME, Newsweek, The Economist, Der Spiegel, Stern, GEO and Men’s Journal. Deanne has also partnered with foundations and non-profits including NPR, UCSF, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the James Irvine Foundation. Deanne has also created multimedia pieces for clients including MSNBC and the ACLU. Deanne’s commercial clients include Apple, Nike, Netflix, Mazda, Target, Avon, Microsoft, and Coca-Cola.
In 2011, Deanne’s documentary work was a finalist for the Alexia Foundation Grant for World Peace. In 2012 she was presented with the Juror’s Selection for the American Photography Awards and in 2013 her work was selected for Communication Arts Photography Annual. Deanne’s work has also received awards from Pictures of the Year International, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the Newseum, and is also part of their traveling exhibition of Pulitzer winning photographs. Deanne’s work has also been exhibited at Visa pour L’Image in Perpignan, France, and with UNICEF Photo of the Year. In 2010 Deanne partnered with writer Joan Ryan and published Freak Season, documenting Tim Lincecum’s road to The World Series. 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 and Novus Select.
Learn about Deanne’s approach to photography at CreativeLIVE.
It has been a great honor to photograph and help tell the stories of these modern-day Rosie the Riveters who are powerful women building our trains and buses. I hope to bring attention to the gender inequality in this sector to start a dialogue which will lead to increased opportunity for women. I chose to photograph the women in a pure documentary style in their work environment and/or with a tool they use. I was hoping to capture their inner strength through these photographs and so I asked them to look directly into the camera. I unified the images by selecting similar backgrounds and lighting.”