Dean Brierly is a photographer, editor and freelance writer living in Studio City, California. He is currently an Editor of B&W magazine. He was formerly Managing Editor of Camera & Darkroom magazine, as well as Creative Director/Associate Publisher of Photo Work magazine. He has written extensively on photography for Camera and Darkroom, Photo Work, Photo Metro, Photo Central, Photovision, Black & White, COLOR, Focus, Outré, Mosaic Records, H2O Company Ltd, and numerous other print and online venues.
Brierly also publishes the blog Photographers Speak, which features in-depth interviews with leading photographers past and present, including Gordon Parks, Sid Avery, Saul Leiter, Marketa Luskacova and others. As well, he writes several blogs devoted to genre cinema. His editorial photography has been featured in The Detroit News, Men’s Look, Sky, The Advocate, Far Out, S. Affiliated Books and St. Martin’s Press. His fine art photography (which charts an experimental course in urban/abstract imagery through extensive darkroom processes) has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Los Angeles, Denver, England, Ireland, and his native Detroit.
Parallel to his photographic endeavors, Brierly has written numerous articles across a broad range of other topics, including cinema, music and literature. He has also held upper-level editorial positions in lifestyle, consumer electronic, computer, gaming and fitness magazines. He served as Senior Editor/Writer at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, overseeing editorial and photographic content for in-house magazines, catalogs, brochures, books and special projects.
He is currently working on a book on the late photographer James Fee.