Andrea Bruce

Andrea Bruce

Andrea Bruce (USA) is a documentary photographer who brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war. She concentrates on the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war's wake.

Andrea started working in Iraq in 2003, following the intricacies and obstacles of the conflict experienced by Iraqis and the US military. For over ten years she has chronicled the world's most troubled areas, focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan. For eight years she worked as a staff photographer for The Washington Post and later as part of the VII Network (2010-2011). At The Post, she originated and authored a weekly column called "Unseen Iraq.” She also worked at The Concord Monitor and The St. Petersburg Times and after graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Her awards include top honors from the White House News Photographers Association (where she has been named Photographer of the Year four times), several awards from the International Pictures of the Year contest, and the prestigious John Faber Award from the Overseas Press Club in New York. In 2010 she received the WHNPA grant for her work in Ingushetia and was a 2011 recipient of the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship. In 2012 she was the recipient of the first Chris Hondros Fund Award for the “commitment, willingness and sacrifice shown in her work.” The World Press Photo awarded her 2nd prize Daily Life singles for the image 'Soldier's Funeral’ in 2014. In 2016 she was a recipient of the Harvard Nieman Fellowship.
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afghan civilians

Andrea Bruce - May 2010

In 2010, the U.N. reported that Afghan civilian casualties rose 31 percent, mostly due…

iranian dissidents in turkey

Andrea Bruce -

Coming from Iran, there is a small but growing exodus of crusading journalists, human…

uranium nation

Andrea Bruce -

Kazakhstan's past and future is intertwined with uranium production. It is currently the number…

the caucasus at a crossroads: ingushetia

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The Republic of Ingushetia is a splinter of land west of Chechnya that is…

reconstructing beijing

Andrea Bruce -

In 2007, migrant workers flooded Beijing to build a "new city" full of high-end…