Andrea Bruce © Andrea Bruce
2014, 2nd prize singles, Daily Life
Andrea Bruce is a documentary photographer, covering social issues in conflict areas, focusing mostly on Iraq and Afghanistan. For eight years, she worked as a staff photographer for The Washington Post and authored a weekly column called "Unseen Iraq." In 2010, she became a freelance photographer in the VII Network.
She has received a number of awards including 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.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, and on show in such museums as The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston with her work "War/Photography," The National Press Club Washington, DC traveling with the exhibition "Arab Revolutions," and the Third-Floor Gallery London, England with "Enamored," among others.
Bruce is currently a photographer at the agency NOOR. She divides her time between Kabul and Washington, DC.