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About Deanne Fitzmaurice
For more than two decades, Deanne Fitzmaurice served as an eyewitness to sweeping change across the Bay Area of San Francisco, as a photojournalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, documenting the worst Earthquake in nearly a century, pivotal Supreme Court rulings, significant wars involving the U.S., roaring climate change, and sports. Her work for the Chronicle garnered the attention of global publications and soon she was shooting and creating stories for National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and others. One photographic essay, documenting a young Iraqi war victim named Saleh, earned her the Pulitzer Prize. This Nikon Ambassador has won multiple top prizes from Pictures of the Year International, AI-AP American Photography, Communication Arts, NPPA, and others.
Today, Deanne spends her behind-the-lens time shooting for the world’s most iconic brands, including Amazon, Apple, Nike and Google, helping non profit organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation tell their stories, and documenting moments and individuals who spark her enthusiasm. A highly sought-after storyteller, Deanne lectures at Stanford University and shares her insights and reflections on life, creativity, business acumen, and cultivating a winning mindset with corporate, industry, and student audiences worldwide. When she’s not on the move, Deanne and her photographer husband, Kurt Rogers, help guide Think Tank, the cult camera bag business they co-founded.