Nathalie Bertrams is a print and photo journalist who works mainly across Africa. Her work has been published by The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, New Internationalist, Al Jazeera, Mail & Guardian, PRI among others. A grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Kunstfonds Foundation and Free Press Unlimited, she received the EU Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015. Nathalie holds a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany and is a member of Frontline Freelance Register 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.