As a Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker, this San Francisco-based photographer is most known for her visual storytelling and unique ability to go behind the scenes to discover and convey personal, intimate and emotional stories through images. With a focus on contemporary culture, Fitzmaurice, a Nikon Ambassador, represents a wide variety of publications, including creating content for National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, 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 has won awards from American Photography, Pictures of the Year, Communication Arts, PDN Photo Annual, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, UNICEF and the Casey Medal. Deanne is a regular lecturer and instructor at respected institutions including Stanford University Continuing Ed where she teaches Visual Storytelling. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Deanne worked as a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle for 18 years and is now represented by National Geographic Image Collection. She and her husband Kurt Rogers are co-founders of Think Tank Photo.
Deanne was a 2021-2022 mentor for the DPPF.