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Deanne Fitzmaurice

MMW 05: Sept 2009

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fitzmaurice participated in the September 2009 MediaStorm Advanced Multimedia Workshop. She had the following to say about her experience:

The quality of the work MediaStorm is producing sets the bar high for multimedia storytelling so it was great to work side by side with MediaStorm producers Eric Maierson and Brian Storm to understand the thought process and the possibilities that goes into one of these stories.

At MediaStorm, integrity and journalistic ethics are paramount as they let the story reveal itself. It became clear that their guiding principals are that the story is truthful and also fair to the subject.

The workshop has given me the confidence to handle any multimedia assignment that comes my way.

Team-Up for Youth for Team-Up for Youth

Pulitzer prize winning photojournalist, Deanne Fitzmaurice, films and photographs a young soccer player for Team Up for Youth, an after school sports and mentoring program.

Behind the Scenes: Workshop 5 by Maisie Crow

MediaStorm intern Maisie Crow goes behind the scenes of the September, 2009, Multimedia Workshop, where participants challenge themselves with new technology, share new perspectives, and discover the beauty of collaboration.

Family Kocktail by Deanne Fitzmaurice, Doug Grant and Stan Alcorn

Kryssy Kocktail grew up in troubled family and, as an adult, followed the mythic path of joining the circus. Amid the lights and energy of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, she has found something that she never dreamed would be hers.