DEANNE FITZMAURICE

CONTRACT PHOTOGRAPHER

Deanne Fitzmaurice is a Pulitzer Prize winning freelance photographer based in San Francisco. Her work has been published in national publications including Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, the NY Times Magazine, and Sports Illustrated.

Deanne won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for a photo essay about a 9-year-old Iraqi boy, who was nearly killed by an explosion, and his courageous battle as doctors in California tried to mend his wounds as he adapted to life in America.

While a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle, she won the prestigious Casey Medal and the Associated Press's Mark Twain Award, in addition to awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Photographers Association, Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International, California Press Photographers Association, Atlanta Photojournalism Competition. Deanne was a finalist in 2005 for UNICEF's "Photo of the Year" award. Her work has been shown at Visa pour L'Image in Perpignan, France, the largest international photojournalism festival. She also has been a contract photographer for the best-selling Day in the Life books.

In 2005, she and her husband, Kurt Rogers, co-founded the camera bag company, Think Tank Photo. In 2007, Deanne was named one of Microsoft's prestigious Icons of Imaging. In 2006, she was selected to serve as a committee member for the NPPA Best of Photojournalism international contest.