Nathalie Bertrams, born 1968 in Germany, is a freelance documentary photographer passionate about the art of visual story-telling. She studied Fine Arts in Maastricht, San Francisco and Düsseldorf, graduating in 2002. She was awarded a residency at the Cité des Arts in Paris; scholarships took her to Nagoya, Istanbul and Cairo. She has lived in Addis Ababa and Johannesburg and is now based in Vienna.
Focussing on the human condition and socio-environmental topics, Nathalie has travelled and worked extensively in Africa since 10 years, covering contemporary issues, personal projects and commissions by non-profit organizations. Her clients include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Fairtrade International and Oxfam. Her photography has been featured in newspapers and magazines such as the Wall Street Journal, Sueddeutsche Zeitung or Lettre International. She has published several books on Africa, such as a book on Rwanda’s forest policy for the World Future Council.
After an honourable mention at the World Photography Awards in 2011, last year she was nominated for the Joan Wakelin bursary for documentary photography by the Royal Photographic Society in London. Nathalie’s work has been widely exhibited in galleries and art shows internationally.