Alicia Bruce

I studied Photography and Film at Edinburgh’s Napier University, graduating in 2006.   I work with local and global communities to tell humane stories of people and place often looking at the history of art for visual referencing.   My work sits between documentary and staged imagery with a main emphasis on portraiture.  

My most recent projects have involved communities, such as ‘Menie: TRUMPED’, a 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’.  These photographs were then acquired by National Galleries of Scotland, University of St Andrews and celebrated in a Scottish Parliamentary Motion following the project gaining International acclaim for portraying a side of that story that otherwise might have gone unheard.

The ongoing ‘Sim Project’ is a global project looking at the surreal robotic patients used for medical teaching and training. To date I have visited centres in Europe, USA and Canada.

Awards: RSA Morton Award and Ffotogallery’s Valleys Archive Residency.

Selected exhibitions: VU Photo (Quebec), Scotland House (Brussels), Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Edinburgh), Street Level Photoworks (Glasgow), The Scottish Parliament, The Royal Scottish Academy, Dovecot and Gracefield Arts Centre & Diffusion Festival

Recent photography commissions: National Galleries of Scotland, NewsDirect, V&A Dundee, Project Ability, Woodend Barn


‘Mike & Sheila Forbes: Mill of Menie’. From series ‘Menie: TRUMPED’ // © Alicia Bruce

‘Mike & Sheila Forbes: Mill of Menie’. From series ‘Menie: TRUMPED’ // © Alicia Bruce


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