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 from 2010-2014 while also advancing his own projects. He is currently working as freelance photographer for several clients including AFP, AP and Vice magazine.