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Foundry 2013 Sarajevo

Andrea Bruce: Remembering your purpose to prevent burnout, Foundry Photojournalism Workshop 2013

As a photographer who covered the wars and their aftermath in Iraq and Afghanistan, Andrea Bruce is an expert in resilience. In her interview with PhotoWings at the 2013 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, she shares what keeps her going.

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Through documentary photography, Andrea Bruce brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war. She is a co-owner and member of the photo agency NOOR.

The past ten years she chronicled the world’s most troubled areas, focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan. Andrea started working in Iraq in 2003, following the intricacies and obstacles of the conflict experienced by Iraqis and the US military.

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.”

Andrea is a frequent lecturer and photography instructor. Currently Andrea divides her time between Kabul and Washington, DC.

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