Desirée Pfeiffer is an editorial & fine art portrait photographer. Her images tell a story or, at the very least, permit the viewer to imagine a greater scenario beyond the image itself. Voyeuristic in a sense, she tries to create images that give the viewer the sense that within the image there is a back-story. Individuals, their actions, and surroundings are carefully selected. They become a character in a story much larger than themselves. Many of her photographs represent moments of introspection; those times we believe to be unseen and private. Capturing those moments, for her, brings out the true essence of people and provides insight into our lives that we keep hidden. She is currently residing in Brooklyn, NY.


 

Awards / Honors

2015

International Photography Awards (IPA). Nine Honorable Mentions (Fine Art and Portrait Categories).

 

2014

PDN. Winner - Faces Portrait Competition (Personal category).

 

2013

International Photography Awards (IPA)3rd place - Portrait Category. Eight Honorable Mentions (Fine Art, Editorial, and Portrait Categories).

 

2012

International Photography Awards (IPA)Six Honorable Mentions (Portrait and Fine Art Categories).

 

2011

International Photography Awards (IPA) Honorable Mention in People (Other Category).

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3). Five Official Selections.

One Life Photography (PDN/ Artist Wanted). Finalist.

Exposure 2011 (Artist Wanted). Finalist.

PDN. Weekly Editors Pick (Emerging Photographer).

 

2009

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3). Honorable Mention.

 

2008

International Photography Awards (IPA). Four Honorable Mentions (Editorial - Photo Essay, Editorial- Political, Editorial - Other, and People - Portrait).

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2008

Portraiture & Peers: 50th Anniversary of the Life Peerages Act of 1958Royal Gallery, Palace of Westminster, London, England (Commissioned by the House of Lords’ Works of Art Committee). 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2015

Women in Parliament: Portcullis House, London, England.

 

2014

A Comfortable Man. Wilton's Music Hall, London, England.

Figures / Contexts. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury Vermont (Juror: Cig Harvey).

 

2013

Stories, Memories, and Histories. Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado (Juror: Regina Azenberger).

 

2012

Portrait Salon. London, England (Jurors: Karen Newman, Hat Margolies, and Dan Burn-Forti).

Personal Portraits. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont (Juror: Frank H. Goodyear 111, Associate Curator of Photography, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.).

 

2011

Portrait Salon. London, England (Jurors: Miranda Gavin, Carole Evans, and James O. Jenkins).

Home. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont (Juror: Julie Blackmon).

 

2010

Uncommon Portraits. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury Vermont (Juror: Cig Harvey).

 

2009

Portrait. Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado (Juror: Mary Ellen Mark).

Art of Photography Show. Lyceum Theater Gallery, San Diego, California (Juror: Charlotte Cotton, Curator and Head of Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art).

 

2008

Photographic Portrait Prize. National Portrait Gallery, London, England.

 

2006

Photographic Portrait Prize. National Portrait Gallery, London, England.