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. http://www.crossingborders.info
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.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, street rappers fight President Joseph Kabila's government with music.
'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.
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.