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Andrea Bruce

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Andrea Bruce

Photographer, National Geographic
Andrea Bruce

Andrea Bruce is a photographer, educator, artist and journalist whose work focuses on ideas of democracy and people living in the aftermath of war. She often concentrates on the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war's wake.Her clients include National Geographic and The New York Times as well as many publications around the globe. Andrea was a 2016 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University where she studied ideas of democracy. She is the publisher and creator of the hyper-local, visual-first publication Down in the County serving Pamlico County, NC. Andrea started working in Iraq in 2003, bringing a local reporter’s knack for intimacy and community focus to the lives of Iraqis and the U.S. military. For eight years she worked as a staff photographer for The Washington Post, where she originated and authored a weekly column called "Unseen Iraq.” She also worked at The Concord Monitor and The St. Petersburg Times after graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995. She is now a member/ owner of the photo agency NOOR. Currently, she is based in North Carolina, continues to freelance on a local and global scale, and teaches for New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She will receive an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2024.