Deirdre Brennan is a Dublin based photographer. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Art Sculpture from the National College of Art and Design. Shortly after graduation Deirdre moved to New York City where she worked as a contract photographer with The New York Times for 7 years.
Deirdre was also accepted into the Redux Picture Agency in New York the same week she began to work for the New York Times.
Storytelling, social justice and politics have always been integral of her photographic practice. Deirdre’s photographs have featured in American Photography, Time Magazine, The Portrait of Humanity, VICE, Mother Jones, Double Take, The Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel, The London Sunday Times, Marie Claire, Paris Match and Stern.
Deirdre was named one of “Ten Women Who Wrote History With Their Camera” as part of the 20th Anniversary of the VISA pour l’Image International Festival. Deirdre was also nominated for The World Press Photo Master Class and New York Photo Awards.
Since her return Deirdre has been working on an long term photographic project entitled “Following Ulysses” using the structure of James Joyce’s novel to explore the themes of culture, character, race and social struggle in modern Dublin.