Through documentary photography, Andrea Bruce brings attention to people living in
the aftermath of war.
For eight years she has chronicled the world's most troubled areas as a staff
photographer for The Washington Post. She covered Iraq from 2003 to the present,
following the intricacies and obstacles of the conflict experienced by Iraqis and
the U.S. military. She also wrote a weekly column for The Post called "Unseen Iraq."
Bruce continues to work for The Washington Post as a contract photographer.
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.
She has also been a finalist for The Aftermath Project grant and the Alicia
Patterson Foundation Fellowship. This year she received the WHNPA grant for her work
Bruce is currently based in Afghanistan and is available for photography and
2009 "Unseen Iraq," Reel Iraq Festival, Edinborough, Scotland
2008 "Picturing the World," The Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, N.C. (traveling)
2006 "Today's Pioneers: Two Women Photojournalists in Iraq and Afghanistan," Museum
of Photographic Arts, San Diego