• I had the pleasure of working with Deborah Van Kirk on several major exhibitions, The Aztec World George Washington Carver, and Mammoths & Mastodons. Deborah is very thorough in her image research, and I greatly appreciate her attention to detail and frequent progress reports. Often, she goes the extra mile to contract with photographers to commision specific images that are otherwise difficult to find. On every assignment Deborah puts her client 's needs first.

    Franck Mercurio, Independent Arts Consultant, Curator, Writer

  • Since 2006, The Field Museum has relied almost exclusively on Image Research Team for its image licensing needs for exhibition graphics, media and interactives, and companion publications. IRT's emphasis on thorough research, meticulous organization and keen sensitivity to budget have directly contributed to making Field Museum exhibitions world-renowned and enjoyed by millions in Chicago and abroad.

    Hilary Hansen Sanders, Traveling Exhibitions Manager, The Field Museum

  • Debbi and her partner, Doug, were wonderful to work with during our multi-day shoot of museum artifacts and documents. Their professionalism and expertise made for a hassle-free project with excellent results. The photographs highlighted the Illinois Holocaust Museum and the Education Center's objects perfectly .... I highly recommend their work without hesitation.

    Bethany Fleming, Director of Museum Experience & Curator, National Hellenic Museum

  • It was my great pleasure and privilege to work with Deborah Van Kirk and Doug Brooks at THE Image Research Team. I am enormously grateful for their professionalism, dedication, kindness, and friendship in the acquisition, proper licensing, formatting, and guidance on how to bring the most from the many thousands of dollars of imagery in "That's Music." Without their industry leading expertise, this important history could never have been assembled.

    Hal Bird, Author, That's Music!

  • I've worked with Debbi on a range of fascinating images. What I most respect about her work is the unwaveringly high standards she applies to everything she does. She does not accept compromise. Debbi earns the highest compliment I can pay a supplier, she treats every project with the same care she would give to what she does for herself or her family.

    Dave Darian, Prepress Manufacturing Director, Publications International, Ltd.