Dean Brousseau studied photography under Alvin Comiter and Guenter Karkut while pursuing a BFA at NSCAD in the 1970s, and he worked as a documentary and fine art photographer for the next ten years. He received much acclaim for his work, which was included in a nationally touring exhibition entitled The Canadians, which also travelled to Canada House in London, England in 1979, then returned to Canada to travel coast to coast.
Since 1985, Dean has had a successful career as a cinematographer in film and video and high definition, lighting and shooting many documentaries and television series. Because of his need as an artist to express a more personal artistic vision, separate from his collaborations as a cinematographer, he has recently turned his eye back to the practice of still photography. Some of his recent work has been purchased by the Art Bank of Nova Scotia, and generated interest from private collectors as well.