One Woman Band
In this week’s episode, we speak with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice about her experience documenting the Khalaf family tragedy of the two sons mistaking an undetonated bomb for a toy in their home country of Iraq. We also take a moment to examine the future of storytelling, with a discussion about the evolving world of multimedia communication.
About Deanne Fitzmaurice
Deanne Fitzmaurice is a San Francisco based photojournalist and multimedia storyteller who won the Pulitzer Prize for her photography in 2005. Her work has been published in Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated, and her multimedia work has been featured on MSNBC. She also creates multimedia projects for Foundations and non-profits. According to journalist Ethan G. Salwen, Deanne “focuses on creating quiet, personal, visually rich moments infused with passion and intelligence.” When not on assignment, Deanne often lectures and teaches workshops. She is also a co-founder of Think Tank Photo, a camera bag company, with her husband, photographer Kurt Rogers.
Photos by Deanne Fitzmaurice
About the Host- Travis Schreer
Travis is a wanderer who has a life-long passion for helping creative people realize their ambitions. While studying at the Kendall College of Art and Design and Eastern Michigan University, simultaneously pursuing a BFA in fine art and a Masters in creative writing, Travis rediscovered his fascination with photography and began working as a product photographer. After a brief stint studying poetry in Paris and years of developing his own artistic identity from the comforts of various midwestern cities, Travis packed his wool socks and moved to the chilly climes of Alaska. While there, he broadened his knowledge of the photography industry through his work for Alaska’s largest advertising agency and his involvement with several stock photography companies. It was also in Alaska that Travis photographed his first wedding alongside his partner, photographer Jessica Hill, and the two began to lay the groundwork for the company that was to follow. Then, it was on to Portland, Oregon where Jessica and Travis would put all of their brainstorming into effect and establish Jessica Hill Photography as one of the premiere boutique wedding photography studios in the area. Next time you’re in Portland, stop by Laurelhurst Park, where Travis can be found most evenings. He’s the scruffy guy playing with Collignon Quincampoix, the coolest dog you will ever meet.