Anna Bruce is an award winning British photojournalist base in Oaxaca, Mexico.
She is NCTJ* qualified and graduated with a Masters in Fine Art from Edinburgh University.
During her studies Anna worked for TED Global, gained experience with The Times of London, interned at The Wellcome Collection and completed articles for Vice during travels in Ethiopia and Egypt. She also received a travel bursary to complete a residency with the John David Mooney Foundation in Chicago.
After graduating Anna worked as a photographer for INS News agency, Oxford Royale, Instill Education and taught an academic year of photography (including theory and practice) at St Clare's in Oxford, UK.
In 2013 Anna completed a media residency for the Mexican foreign ministry. The focus of this residency was the history and production of agave spirits, concluding in published work and gallery exhibitions in Mexico and the UK (including for Mexico week at LSE).
Following this experience, Anna received a business grant from the British Council to pursue a career in photojournalism outside the UK.
Anna is a co-founder of the First Food Residency, an artists' exchange that received UK Arts Council funding and was an official project representing the relationship between Mexico and the UK in the diplomatic year, 2015. First Food Residency supported the work British and Mexican artists, hosted by Chelsea College of Art (UAL), University of Oaxaca (UABJO), Centro de las Artes, San Agustin (CaSa), Reading University, Owl Bar Residency in Gloucestershire and the Koppel Project, London. For this project, Anna secured relationships with institutions and funding, facilitated artists during action periods, while documenting creative practice and exhibitions.
In 2019 Anna co-founded Rambling Spirits, a project which offers unique experiences with a focus on exploring. Rambling Spirits also offers cocktail design and a craft-cocktail bar service with in-house photography.
Currently Anna works with Rambling Spirits and as a freelance photographer, predominantly in Oaxaca, but available to travel.
Hemisphere Magazine, Food and Wine, Dazed, Vice, Sunset Magazine, Culture Trip, Mezcalistas, The Mezcal Experience, The Ecologist, The Financial Times, Time Out, Huffington Post, The Times of London, Oxford Times, Yorkshire Times, The Big Issue, Business Insider, Que Pasa Oaxaca and companies including the BBC, Sony TV, British Council, CEMEX, Mexican Embassy UK
First Prize for "Love Mexico" competition sponsored by the Mexican Embassy, Aeromexico and Grand Velas
First prize for the British Council 21st Century Skills photography competition,
Final Shortlist for best feature at NCTJ Awards for Excellence
*The National Council for the Training of Journalists was founded in 1951 as organisation to oversee the training of journalists for the newspaper industry in the United Kingdom and is now playing a role in the wider media.