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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  • Pech Valley
  • Iranian refugees live in limbo in Turkey after escaping threats in Iran.
  • Dagestan
  • Iraq
  • Dagestan
  • Iraq

latvia’s pain threshold

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Four years ago Latvia was an economic basket case, but today some experts are…

gaza conflict

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After eight days of intense Israeli shelling from air and sea that killed 162…

iraqi pride – portraits

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In these portrait series Andrea Bruce documents a rare account of how the war…

a battle of patience: the u.s. presidential election in virginia

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Before sunrise, voters cued into elementary schools and libraries across the United States. The…

after mubarak

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The looting of Egypt's State Security Buildings, clashes between Muslims and Christians, the emergence…

skiing in afghanistan

Andrea Bruce - March 2012

Bamiyan, Afghanistan, the place where Khalil Reza is a champion. His mother calls him…

a deathly cold for afghanistan’s displaced

Andrea Bruce - February 2012

Over 20 children have died in Kabul's informal displacement camps. Around 30,000 Afghans live…

leaving: the US withdrawal from iraq and what is left behind

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After over eight years of occupation, the US military is leaving Iraq. As thousands…


Andrea Bruce - October 2011

Thousands of Afghans have fled the death and destruction of southern Afghanistan by abandoning…

afghan americans

Andrea Bruce - 2012

"After covering the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 10 years, I…

muslim extremism in dagestan

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Until recently, it was the insurgency in neighboring Chechnya that had posed the biggest…

the failed revolution

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A small group of women in black abayas, chanting timidly and holding Bahraini flags,…