Alicia Bruce is an award winning Scottish photographer. She studied Photography, Film and Imaging at Edinburgh’s Napier University, graduating in 2006. Since then her work has focused on the collaborative nature of portraiture by exploring the relationship between the artist and the sitter. Her practice also explores environmental politics of space, territories and how this impacts on our heritage. Her most recent projects have involved communities, such as Menie: A portrait of a North East community in conflict, a humane story of a Scottish community whose homes were under threat as Trump International started work on what was claimed would be ‘The Greatest Golf Course in the World’.
In summer 2011 Bruce was commissioned to take up the first residency in Ffotogallery’s re-launched Valleys project in partnership with Blaenavon World Heritage Centre. She produced a significant body of work in collaboration with residents of Blaenavon. Alongside her work as a practicing photographer, Bruce teaches photography at various Scottish institutions. Recent exhibitions include The Scottish Parliament & The Royal Scottish Academy.