A graduate of The National College of Art and Design, Deirdre Brennan worked as a photojournalist and documentary photographer in New York for over a decade and returned to live in Dublin in 2008. On contract with The New York Times since 2000, her work has been published throughout the world in titles such as The New York Times, Time Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Stern, Marie Claire, Sports Illustrated, Panorama, American Photography, Vice, Mother Jones, The Smithsonian and The London Sunday Times.
Deirdre was recently named ” 10 Women Who Wrote History With Their Cameras” as part of Visa pour L’image, The International Photojournalism Festival’s 20th Anniversary in 2008.
Nominations include The World Press Photo Master Class, The New York Photo Awards and PDN “30 Under 30″.
A conceptually trained artist, Deirdre work occupies a space between documentary and fiction. Deirdre has always had an anthropological interest in people, their lives and stories.
Deirdre is currently working on a photo documentary entitled “Following Ulysses”, utilizing the map and structure of James Joyce’s novel to consider politics, race and class in the modern capital.
Deirdre has been a member of the Redux Picture Agency in New York since 2000.