Andrea Bruce – Lessons in the Field


PhotoWings spent the day with award-winning photojournalist and Harvard Nieman Fellow Andrea Bruce while in Bali for the 2015 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. Andrea, an instructor at Foundry, has worked with many prestigious organizations, such as National Geographic and the Washington Post, and is a co-owner of the photo agency NOOR. Andrea shares valuable insights about creating compelling narratives, critical thinking, earning trust, perspective, and the importance of fixers to the work of photojournalists. We followed Andrea and her local fixer Wayan Tilik as she got acquainted with the island of Bali and researched potential stories for her students.

Foundry Photojournalism Workshop was created to provide training, education and networking to emerging photographers and students who normally would not be able to afford workshops. FPW is a grassroots workshop series held in inspiring and photographically challenging global locations.


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Visit Bruce's website and view her photographs

Read her biography on Noor

Recent work from Cuba in the New York Times (2015)

Read the story of Bruce receiving the Niemen fellowship (2015)

Photo essay on her friend and Iraqi fixer Omar, published in the New Yorker (2014)

New York Times Lens Blog: Uncovering the Sadness of Young Deaths (2012)

Read the story of Bruce receiving the Chris Hondros Fund Award on Time Lightbox

Read Michael Kamber's feature on Andrea Bruce and her work on Colombia Journalism Review

Unseen Iraq, Bruce's column from the Washington Post.

Ingushetia's Decisive Moment from Visura Magazine

Female Circumcision for Washington Post on Picture of the Year International(Viewer discretion advised)

Portraits of Iraqi Pride from The New York Times (on Lens Blog)

Leaving the comfortable life in America to help Afghanistan on the Photo Blog of NBC News