Dean Saffron is a freelance documentary photographer / filmmaker, with a solid commercial history including Shell, Billabong, Young Care, Salvation Army, GPT group, Leighton Property Group, Outrigger Resort chain and Brisbane Convention Centre. 2007 saw him become involved with aidwork projects and travel extensively to document programs in conjunction with World Food Program, UNICEF and UNHCR. Vastly different from his previous briefs, this work throughout Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar border and East Timor encouraged Dean to enter the world of photojournalism. In 2013 Dean started film making and he has enjoyed the transition into a whole new form of visual story telling which has won him numerous International film festival accolades .
Dean has enjoyed four solo exhibitions, three collective exhibitions and his eye care images for Brien Holden Vision Institute were used to open the World Congress of Optometry in South Africa.
Dean’s work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The New Internationalist, Black and White magazine, German Stern .de, South African newspapers, ABC, Newswires AP, AAP, Corbis images, The Examiner, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and Australian Geographic – to name a few .
Dean’s success may be attributed to respecting the responsibility of being a global citizen, appreciating the privilege of being invited into people’s lives and an insight into the impact of sharing such moments captured through the lens.