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. (

For eight years she has chronicled the world's most troubled areas as a staff photographer for The Washington Post. She focused on Iraq from 2003 to the present, following the intricacies and obstacles of the conflict experienced by Iraqis and the US military. She also wrote a weekly column for The Post called "Unseen Iraq."  

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 a 2011 recipient of the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship. In 2010 she received the WHNPA grant for her work in Ingushetia. 

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 currently based in Mexico City and is available for photography and multimedia assignments. 



“Women in War” South Korea, 2014 

"WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 

11 November – 03 February 2013 

"Conflictzone," National Press Club 

Washington, DC 

Opening Aug. 25, 2011 

"Arab Revolutions," Third-Floor Gallery 

London, England 2011 

JULY 28 through September 4, 2011 

"Enamored," GuatePhoto Festival  

Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno 

Guatemala City, Guatemala 2010 

"Unseen Iraq," Reel Iraq Festival 

Edinborough, Scotland, 2009 

"Picturing the World"  

The Ackland Art Museum  

Chapel Hill, NC, 2008, traveling 

"Today's Pioneers: Two Women Photojournalists in Iraq and Afghanistan" 

(joint exhibition with Stephanie Sinclair)  

Museum of Photographic Arts 

San Diego, CA, Summer 2006