Nathalie Bertrams

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Brussel, Belgium

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Nathalie has worked for:
English to Africa Service, Voice of America

Nathalie Bertrams

Nathalie Bertrams is an award-winning freelance photographer and journalist who publishes in major newspapers such as The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Al Jazeera, De Groene Amsterdammer and the Mail & Guardian. 

She is a National Geographic Explorer, a 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. Her reporting focuses mainly on underreported environment and development issues. 

She was awarded the 2018 Hostwriter Story Prize for a story on vanilla and illegal rosewood trade in Madagascar and received the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for a reportage on gold mining in Mozambique in 2016. Nathalie studied Fine Arts in the Netherlands, the USA and Germany and has a master’s degree from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany. 

Nathalie can be contacted for assignments worldwide.


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Vanilla fever


Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success


In der Giftküche von Malawi Der Rauch der offenen Kochfeuer macht Frauen und Kinder in dem südostafrikanischen Land krank. Doch selbst billige Herde sind für die meisten Familien zu teuer.


Illegal logging in Malawi: can clean cooking stoves save its forests?


In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, street rappers fight President Joseph Kabila's government with music.


Madagascan gold: meet the vanilla hustlers – in pictures


'They believe I was cursed with blindness because God was angry' Girls with disabilities in Ethiopia have been sexually assaulted and are feared for being under the spell of witchcraft.


The virus and the war


On the global trade in aquarium fish

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After having survived the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea in a dinghy, two Afghan boys are taking a selfie on the shore of Lesbos Island. Greece, November 2015.

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