Ania Gruca is a French documentary and portrait photographer based in New York. While her personal approach revolves primarily around identity and cultural topics, she focuses mostly on development and women's issues.
Print and Online Publications : Zink Magazine, Bat'Carré, Die Presse, Profil, The Jewish Week, Al Hashulchan, The Citizen, Der Standard, The New York Times, At Magazine, Il Nostro Tempo, The Journal News, The Tribeca Trib, Le Patriote Nice, Vogue, Zagat, The Village Voice, Parcours, Bomb Magazine.
Institutional : Agence Française de Développement (AFD), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA), Open Society Foundation (OSF).
Commercial : Pipangai Production, Smashbox, Osterfestspiele, FilDoux, Red Line Studio, Galerie Mourlot, Pierre Bergé Auctions, Laura Vitonahu, Cristal Records.
Bibliography : Performing Site-Specific Theater. Politics, Place, Practice Edited by Anna Birch and Joanne Tompkins Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Collection: Nairobi National Museum
Exhibitions and Screenings : 2018 Université Aix Marseille, Voting Matters, curated by the French Institute of Research in Africa (IFRA); 2017 The Paris Institute of Political Studies, Voting Matters, curated by IFRA; 2017 Sciences Po Bordeaux, Voting Matters, curated by IFRA; 2016 Ancien Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, Residency Fragments Nº3; 2016 Patan Museum, Kathmandu, Nepal, Rising Nepal, organized by the United Nations; 2016 Alliance Française, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: Voting Matters curated by IFRA; 2015 Alliance Française, Nairobi, Kenya - solo exhibition: Zanzibar, A Tale Beyond Fiction; 2015 Alliance Française, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - solo exhibition:: Zanzibar, A Tale Beyond Fiction; 2015 Nairobi National Museum, Kenya: Voting Matters, curated by IFRA; 2014 Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Zanzibar, A Tale Beyond Fiction; 2012 Black Box Gallery, Oregon, USA: Black and White, A picture show; 2011 Gallery Bar, New York, USA: An Art Auction.
Artists Lectures : 2018 School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris, From Politics to Intimacy in Zanzibar; 2015 Alliance Française, Kathmandu, Nepal: screening and presentation of Zanzibar, A Tale Beyond Fiction 2014 Bronx Documentary Center, New York, USA: screening and presentation of Zanzibar, A Tale Beyond Fiction
Distinctions: 2014: Coup de Coeur, l'ANI, Visa pour l'Image Festival, Perpignan, France for "Zanzibar, A Tale Beyond Fiction" 2009: Coup de Coeur, Bourse du Talent #38, Portrait Category, Paris, France for "Siblings Behind Closed Doors"