Christian Bruna was born in Mistelbach, Austria in 1987. He started studying politics at the University of Vienna but after a short period he recognized that he not only wanted to learn about the theory of politics but also to delve into real-time politics. Christian started as freelance photographer in 2008. He developed the bulk of his skills with the help of Leonhard Foeger, chief photographer in Austria for the Reuters news agency, where Christian worked as stringer. He has worked as a staff photographer of a national newspaper since 2010 while also advancing his own projects.
From 2014 to 2015 he took on the challenge of a new level of photojournalism and combined his coverage with film footage to be able to tell his stories more authentically and worked as freelance photographer for AFP and AP.
In 2015 he joined the european pressphoto agency as staff photographer
From 2016 to 2018 he was regional chief photographer for Austria and Bavaria
Since 2018 he is back in Vienna as country chief photographer based in Vienna.
2021 - World Athletics Photo of the Year Award, 2018 - Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar's photo contest, 2016 - Austrian Press Photo Award 2016, 2013 - Austrian Press Photo Award 2013, 2012 - Austrian Press Photo Award 2012
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