Claire Dassy is an “on the go” photographer.
Whether hiking, biking, or kayaking, a camera is
always at hand. A passion for the little things
in life influences Claire’s ability to capture
the activities, antics and nuances of nature.
Claire grew up in a small seaside community of
the Bronx, New York; one that only recently is
gaining recognition for the vast array of birds
and other wildlife that influenced her early
love of the outdoors. Visit
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the early 70’s, Claire studied photography at
NYU, specializing in portraiture, but it was a
move to Illinois and the advent of digital
photography that returned her focus to a love of
nature. Birds, shorebirds, and butterflies
became her new colorful subjects. “ I use
ordinary equipment and extraordinary patience to
capture their portraits in natural settings.“
February 14, 2010, Chicago Tribune: Claire
Dassy featured in article, "Capturing Birds."
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