ABOUT ME

Nathalie Bertrams is an award-winning freelance photographer and journalist who routinely publishes in major newspapers such as The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Al Jazeera, De Groene Amsterdammer and the Mail & Guardian.
She is a National Geographic Explorer, a Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation and has received multiple reporting grants, e.g. from the Pulitzer Centre on Crisis Reporting, Free Press Unlimited and the European Journalism Center.
Her reporting focuses mainly on underreported environment and development issues. She was awarded the 2018 Hostwriter Story Prize for a story on vanilla and illegal rosewood in Madagascar and received the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for a reportage on gold mining in Mozambique in 2016.
Nathalie studied Fine Arts in the Netherlands, the USA and Germany and has a master’s degree from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.

GRANTS/ AWARDS

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2015
 
 
2013
Robert Bosch Foundation – Reporters in the Field fellowship
Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten – Reporting grant
Free Press Unlimited – Reporting grant
Earth Journalism Network – Reporting grant
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards– Shortlist
National Geographic Society – Storytelling grant
European Journalism Center – Global Health Journalism grant
Free Press Unlimited – Reporting Grant
Hostwriter Story Prize – Winner
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – Grant
Hostwriter Story Prize, 2nd place
Stiftung Kunstfonds – Project grant
Hostwriter Prize 2016 – Finalist
Martin Lagois Photo Prize – Finalist
Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards – Finalist
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards– Shortlist
Reisebank travel photography award - winner
Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015 – EU prize for journalism
Felix Schoeller Photo Awards – Shortlist & Nominee
Humanity Photo Awards, Beijing – Performance Award
Athens Photo Festival, Greece – Shortlist
Joan Wakelin Bursary, Royal Photographic Society, London

BOOKS 

2018
2017
2016
2015
2013
2012
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Toxic Planet
Bertrams/Gazit: Outcast - Refugees in an Israeli detention camp
International Journal of Media and Information Policy (MIPJ): Indigenous Edition
World Future Council: Kinderrechte
Bertrams: Madagascar. Travel photography
Bertrams/Neuberger: Forests for People – Insights into Rwanda’s Forest Policy
Bertrams: Crossing Borders - Vom Atlas zur Goldküste/ Vom Kap bis Kairo

EXHIBITIONS (selection)

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2014

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2010
WomanIsm, Ostrale'Biennale – Dresden, Germany
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards –  Tbilisi, Georgia
Migrants: A Journey - London Gallery West, London, UK
found a mentalism II – Saint James Cavalier, La Valletta, Malta
What does peace look like? – UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France
Wasser – Kunstverein Bad Nauheim, Germany
OSTRALE’Biennale – Dresden, Germany
[Passant souviens-toi, dit Sœurette] – La Médiathèque des Diasporas, Cotonou, Benin
Kontinuum – Betonbox, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kontinuum II – Alfred Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel
Auf der Flucht – St.Egidien, Nürnberg, Germany
Realpraesenz – Betonbox, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards – Whitebox Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Migrants – Gallery on the Corner, London, UK
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards – Tbilisi, Georgia
Klassentreffen – Schloss Reuschenberg, Neuss, Germany
Clearing – Alfred Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel
Lichtung – Betonbox, Düsseldorf, Germany
Felix Schoeller Photo Awards – Cultural History Museum, Osnabrück, Germany
Bombensicher – Betonbox, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kinolog: fremdartig – Schikaneder Cinema, Vienna
Kunstpunkte – Betonbox, Düsseldorf
Ostrale‘013 – Dresden
Endstation Frohe Zukunft – Galerie Nachtspeicher23, Hamburg
Reactivation – Betonbox, Düsseldorf
Deus Ex Machina – Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA
Kunstpunkte, Betonbox, Düsseldorf
Cliffhanger – Galerie Minken & Palme, Berlin
Ostrale‘011 – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden
Climate Change in Africa – Heinrich Boell Foundation, Cancún, Mexico
Copart – Cape Town, South Africa
Ostrale‘010 – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden
Evolution – bauraum, Köln

Photo credit: Tristen Taylor

Nathalie Bertrams

Nathalie Bertrams is an award-winning freelance photographer and journalist who routinely publishes in major newspapers such as The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Al Jazeera, De Groene Amsterdammer and the Mail & Guardian.
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