Bruce was born in Aberdeen and went on to study Photography, Film and Imaging at Edinburgh’s Napier University, graduating in 2006. Since then her work has focused on the collaborative nature which exists in portraiture – that of the relationship between the artist and the sitter. In her series ‘Menie: TRUMPED’ she documented the resilient Scottish community who stood up to Donald Trump. Human rights, community collaboration and social justice are at the core of Alicia’s practice. She is a Teaching Fellow in Photography at the University of Edinburgh and regularly tutors at Street Level Photoworks and runs Portobello Photography School.