In this interview I speak with Deanne Fitzmaurice about her long career in photojournalism and her new love multimedia. She shared with me how she creates her award-winning multimedia projects, and the back story how Think Tank camera bags was founded.
Deanne grew up in Massachusetts, but moved to San Francisco to be an art student, before taking up photography. Deanne worked at the San Francisco Examiner, later moving to its rival the San Francisco Chronicle. Deanne has a passion for humanitarian documentary photography for which she won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005. As a staff photographer for 20 years at the San Francisco Chronicle she has experience photographing a wide range of subjects including news, politics, sports, and entertainment. Assignments include Super Bowls, Baseball World Series, photographing politicians President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton.
Deanne is one of 13 photographers chosen internationally to be a member of Microsoft’s prestigious Icons of Imaging program. She is a co-founder of Think Tank Photo, makers of some of the industry’s best camera bags. You can view her work at her website and blog. A taste of her multimedia work titled Family Kocktail can be found at MediaStorm.