Currently I am working as a multimedia journalist in Phoenix, Ariz. and as an adjunct professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalismsince returning to the United States in late 2013. I am dedicating myself to expanding my portfolio of work in both photography and video. You can see some of the videos I have shot and produced at this link for Haute Event Coverage.

I graduated from Arizona State University in 2009 with a degree in photography from the Herberger School of Fine Arts and a degree in broadcast/print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Mass Communication. In 2010 I lived in El Obeid, Kordofan State, Sudan working as an English and Spanish teacher and a freelance photographer. Following my work in Sudan, I moved to Zambia as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

As of April 18th, 2013 I completed 27 months as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Zambia. My work included teaching English and mathematics, organizing life skills clubs and teaching about reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and family planning. I also organized group trainings amongst Peace Corps volunteers ranging from 25-85 people in size, applying for grants and ranging in subjects from animal husbandry to leadership camps. All this work was done from a mud brick and thatch roofed hut in rural Zambia. The video below is a kind of recap of my three and half years in Africa.

Three and a half years in Africa from Deanna Dent on Vimeo.

Feel free to connect with me through my social media listed below and you can visit my Thumbtack Profile to see more of my portrait/wedding work.

Deanna Dent – dnndent@gmail.com – 480.646.6348


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9 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. Deanna,

    I stumbled onto your site from the WordPress homepage this morning (congrats on getting the deserved attention). Your photography is simply superb- you have an amazing eye for moments and lighting, and browsing your photojournalism portfolio a number of photos gave me the chills. Spectacular. I look forward to seeing more photos from Sudan- having travelled in Khartoum, Darfur and Southern Sudan, the country has a special place in my heart (albeit a mixed one).


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