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Nathalie Bertrams

Nathalie Bertrams is a German freelance photojournalist and writer, currently based in Brussels, Belgium. Her journalism focuses on environmental and underreported development issues. She mainly reports stories from across Africa, but also from the Middle East and Asia.
Her reportages and photos have been widely published by The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Mail & Guardian, New Internationalist and Al Jazeera, among other publications. Her photography has been exhibited in art shows internationally.
She is a National Geographic Explorer, a Reporters in the Field 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.
Nathalie was awarded the Hostwriter Story Prize in 2018 for a story on vanilla and the illegal rosewood trade in Madagascar. In 2015, she won the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize of the European Commission for a reportage on gold mining in Mozambique. Nathalie has a master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.
Currently, she works on a collaborative long-term project about coal around the world.

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