A native of Dublin, Deirdre Brennan graduated from The National College of Art and Design with an honours degree in art and moved to New York in the 1990s to pursue a career as a photographer. Deirdre started out working in New York’s leading commercial photographic studios where she perfected her skills as a commercial photographer. This led to a career as a photo journalist with the New York Times in 2000. Deirdre returned to live in Dublin in 2008 and continues her work as a photojournalist, documentary, commercial and portrait photographer.
Recent Awards and Nominations
Deirdre was recently named one of the "10 Women Who Wrote History with Their Cameras" by Marie Claire France as part of Visa pour L'image, The International Photojournalism Festival's 20th Anniversary.
Nominations include The World Press Photo Master Class, The New York Photo Awards and PDN "30 Under 30".
Her photographs have been published throughout the world in publications such as
. The New York Times
. Marie Claire Magazine
. The London Sunday Times
. American Photography
. Paris Match
. Bon Appetit
Deirdre has been a member of The Redux Picture Agency in New York since 2000.
A conceptually trained artist, Deirdre’s work always captures the beauty in the moment. The emphasis is always on perfect composition and light to create the perfect image. A self confessed perfectionist, when it comes to her work she has never had a client that was not absolutely delighted with her work.
“Deirdre has a fantastic ability to bring out the best in even the most reluctant of subjects. I normally hate having my photo taken but she made me feel totally at ease, and the pictures are great, thanks a million” Kate, Dubli