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Luck is a State of Mind - with Deanne Fitzmaurice
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Luck is a State of Mind

Tue January 16, 2024
@ 7:30 pm
Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice shares the personal philosophy that helped her capture and document decades of pivotal moments in high-stakes environments.
Deanne Fitzmaurice – Photojournalist

About the Event

Take a wild ride through the decades with Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice. Throughout her remarkable career, she has borne witness to profound change. She’s captured everything from climate change, to sweeping Supreme Court rulings, to vast societal shifts. Deanne reveals what makes a memorable photograph as well as her personal philosophy to getting jaw-dropping images. Through Deanne’s compelling experiences witnessing history, discover how photojournalism and good storytelling have the power to connect us.

About the Speaker

As a photojournalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, Deanne Fitzmaurice found herself at the epicenter of some of the biggest stories in the United States from the 1980s to the turn of the century, covering the AIDS crisis, Loma Prieta (the worst Earthquake in nearly a century), pivotal Supreme Court rulings about whom we can love and marry, and so many more. Deanne later shot and created stories for Sports Illustrated, ESPN, National Geographic, and others. She has won numerous awards including a Pulitzer Prize. Today, Deanne shoots for the world’s most iconic brands, helps influential nonprofits tell their stories, and documents moments and individuals who spark her enthusiasm. She also teaches workshops worldwide and lectures regularly at Stanford University. She and her photographer husband, Kurt Rogers, oversee Think Tank, the cult camera bag business they co-founded.

Venue and Location


Overture Center


Overture Center for the Arts
201 State St, Madison
Madison, WI
Tue January 16, 2024
7:30 pm

Luck is a State of Mind


Changemaker Speaker Series

Overture Center for the Arts
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