Deanne Fitzmaurice

Hello Dalai

Berkeley, 6 AM. Settled in, camera equipment swept by security, sniffed by dogs. In three hours the Dalai Lama would arrive. I jumped at the chance to photograph the Dalai Lama. I also had to jump out of bed at… Continue reading

Afghan Translator’s Long Road to America

Mohammad finally arrives in the U.S. after 3 years of trying to escape the Taliban who killed his father and kidnapped his toddler brother in Afghanistan. He was a translator for the US Marines and because of that work, he… Continue reading

Keep Church Weird

I was sitting in my seat on board a flight to Seattle waiting to take off when a tall, tattooed woman took the seat next to me. She looked like a punk rocker from Seattle, and I wouldn’t have been… Continue reading

Marriage Equality

San Francisco Magazine   August 2013

I first photographed Joe and Frank Capley-Alfano in 2004 when they were married at City Hall in San Francisco in 2004. Their marriage was later ruled invalid by Prop 8. When they got… Continue reading

B&W, or color?

The Communication Arts Photography Annual 54 has come out, and is full of fantastic imagery as usual. I was happy to have one of my images selected and featured in the editorial category. When submitting, I decided to send in… Continue reading

The Ups and Downs of Photography

The current issue of San Francisco magazine ran a feature I did on the loyalty of the Warriors fan base in the East Bay. While the Warriors are on the up, for some reason I found myself down on the… Continue reading

Eye-Gaze Technology

I photographed a remarkable young man recently who despite his physical disabilities, is able to take a giant leap forward in life because of technology. Kevin O’Brien is a special needs child, who takes advantage of Tobii Technology’s eye-gaze device,… Continue reading

A Photojournalist’s Guide

A friend of mine, Stacy, has just released her second book, “A Photojournalist’s Field Guide: In the trenches with combat photographer Stacy Pearsall”. It is an informative and practical book, filled with advice on a wide range of subjects from… Continue reading

Backstage with Zuckerberg and Brin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was an air of expectation and mystery as I waited in anticipation at a press event. I was the only photographer allowed backstage,… Continue reading

49ers to Superbowl

 

Sports Illustrated assigned me to photograph the San Francisco 49ers diverse fan base as they played the NFC Championship game. At halftime the 49ers were losing 17-0 but they came back and won it at the end of… Continue reading

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