Nathalie Bertrams is a print and photo journalist who works across Africa and the Middle East on migration, health and environment. After Addis Ababa, Johannesburg and Istanbul, she is now based in Brussels. Her work has been published by among others The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, New Internationalist, Al Jazeera, Mail & Guardian, PRI.

Nathalie is a 2017 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee; received a grant from the Kunstfonds Foundation 2017; and is Free Press Unlimited Reporting Fellow in 2018. She won second place in the Hostwriter story prize 2017 and the EU Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015. Nathalie holds a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.
She is a member of Reporters without Borders, Freelens, Visura Guild, Hostwriter and Women Photograph

Publications
Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, New Internationalist, Sunday Times Ireland, Dagbladet Information, Der Standard, PRI/The World, The Wall Street Journal, Mail & Guardian, Die Welt, BBC, Hamburger Abendblatt, Irish Times, La Corriere della Sera, Voice of America, The Telegraph, BILD am Sonntag, MIP Journal, Enorm, Global°, Welternährung, The Ecologist, Lettre International, VersPers, Mo*- Mondiaal magazine, Granta magazine

Awards, Residencies
2018  Free Press Unlimited - Reporting fellowship
2017  Hostwriter Story Prize – 2nd place
          Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – Reporting grant
          Stiftung Kunstfonds – Project grant
2016 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015 – EU prize for journalism on development
          #hostwriterPrize – Finalist
          Martin Lagois Photo Prize – Finalist
          Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards – Finalist
          Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards – Shortlist
          Reisebank travel photography award - winner
2015 Felix Schoeller Photo Awards – Shortlist for Photojournalism, Nominee for Free Project
          Humanity Photo Awards, Beijing – Performance Award
          Athens Photo Festival – Shortlist
2013  Joan Wakelin Bursary Royal Photographic Society, London - Shortlist
2011  World Photography Awards – Commended Photographer
1998  Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France - Residency

Study
1996 – 02    Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
1997 – 98    San Francisco Art Institute, USA
1988 – 93    Akademie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, Netherlands

Exhibitions (Selection)
2017 What does peace look like? – UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France
          Wasser – Kunstverein Bad Nauheim
          OSTRALE’Biennale 2017 – Center for contemporary art in Dresden
          [Passant souviens-toi, dit Sœurette] – La Médiathèque des Diasporas, Cotonou, Benin
          Kontinuum – Betonbox, Düsseldorf, DE
          Kontinuum II – Alfred Institute, Tel Aviv, IL
          OSTRALE’Biennale 2017
– Center for contemporary art in Dresden
2016 Auf der Flucht – St.Egidien, Nürnberg, DE
          Realpraesenz
– Betonbox, Düsseldorf, DE
          Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards
– Whitebox Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MY
          Migrants
 – Gallery on the Corner, London, UK
          Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards
 – Tbilisi, GE
          Klassentreffen
– Schloss Reuschenberg, Neuss, DE
          Clearing
– Alfred Institute, Tel Aviv, IL
2015 Lichtung – Betonbox, Düsseldorf, DE
          Felix Schoeller Photo Awards
– Cultural History Museum, Osnabrück, DE
          Bombensicher
– Betonbox, Düsseldorf, DE
2014 Kinolog: fremdartig – Schikaneder Cinema, Vienna, AT
          Kunstpunkte
– Betonbox, Düsseldorf, DE
2013 Ostrale‘013 – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden, DE
          Endstation Frohe Zukunft
– Galerie Nachtspeicher23, Hamburg, DE
          Reactivation
– Betonbox, Düsseldorf, DE
2012 Deus Ex Machina – Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, US
          Kunstpunkte
- Betonbox, Düsseldorf, DE
          Cliffhanger – Galerie Minken & Palme, Berlin, DE.
2011 Ostrale‘011 – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden, DE
          Climate Change in Africa
– Heinrich Boell Foundation, Cancún, MX
2010 Copart – Cape Town, ZA
          Ostrale‘010
– Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden, DE
          Evolution
– bauraum, Köln, DE
2009 Positionen09 – Seewerk, Moers, DE
          Luftraum.Interferenz
– FiftyFifty Galerie, Düsseldorf, DE
2008 Collage – SOS-Art, Paris, FR
          D21:Salon
– D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig, DE
2007 Straßenleben – FiftyFifty Galerie, Düsseldorf, DE
          Nacht der Museen
– FiftyFifty Galerie, Düsseldorf, DE
2005 In Bewegung – Kunsthalle Gießen, DE
          Into the Unknown
– FiftyFifty Galerie, Düsseldorf, DE
2003 Körperhaus– zeitraum_ex!t Büro für Kunst, Mannheim, DE
2001 Wellness – Kunstraum PLUS, Düsseldorf, DE
          Transit (II)
 – Atelier am Eck, Düsseldorf, DE
          Transit
 – Warehouse #20, Art Port Nagoya, JP
          Ausfahrt 
– Kunstverein Oberhausen, DE
2000 Het menselijk lichaam – Bonnefanten-Museum, Maastricht, NL
          Compilation
 – PLUS, Düsseldorf, DE
          Wasser/L’Eau
 – Musée de St. Paul de Vence, FR

Books

Bertrams/Gazit: Outcast. Photography project on African refugees in Israel 2017.
MIPJ 2016: Media, Information, International Relations and Humanitarian Affairs - Indigenous Edition
Bertrams/Neuberger: Forests for People – Insights into Rwanda’s Prized Forest Policy. 2012
Madagascar. Travel photography. 2013
Crossing Borders. Vom Atlas zur Goldküste. 2012
Crossing Borders. Vom Kap bis Kairo. 2012.