About Me

Based in Edmonton, Canada, Amber Bracken is a lifelong Albertan and covers assignments across the province and farther from home. After getting her start as a staffer at the Edmonton Sun, she has moved on to a freelance career and the pursuit of long-term projects.

Select clients include National Geographic, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, BuzzFeed, The Wall Street Journal, Maclean's, and Canadian Geographic.

In her personal work, Amber's interest is in the intersection of photography, journalism and public service with a special focus on issues affecting North American Indigenous people. With the rise of movements like Idle No More, communities are increasingly empowered to fight for a more just relationship with the government and non-native people. She works to represent and foster that strength while documenting issues around culture, environment and the effects of inter generational trauma from colonization.

Select recognition includes:

2018 ICP Infinity Award: Documentary and Photojournalism
2018 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, Honourable Mention
2018 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Photographer
2017 Lens Culture Exposure Awards, Jurors' picks
2017 PDN Photo Annual, The Marty Forscher Fellowship
2016 World Press, Contemporary Issues Story, 1st
2016 POYI, Issue Reporting Picture Story, 1st

 

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