Bruce Williams-Burden Photography Copyright 2021
Bruce Williams-Burden PhotographyCopyright 2021


"A friend suggested that I view your most magical photographs on your website. Well ...Wow... your photographs are more than good, they are
Great! Thanks for your  fantastic work!"
Bert Salzman,
Artist. Author, Screenwriter, Director
Oscar Winner "Angel & Big Joe"
"Best  Live Action Short Film 1975"
"The Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council and the National Tribal Emergency Management Council recently had the great pleasure of working with Bruce Williams-Burden at the 2013 Annual NWTEMC Tribal Emergency Management Conference. Bruce is an amazing photographer with an eye for detail that most people would overlook. Bruce was able to photograph the many ongoing activities of the conference, while simultaneously capturing the finest moments. His collection of photos are not only a pictorial of the conference, but a great tribute to the people and the work that was accomplished at this year's big event. We are very excited about our new relationship with Bruce WIlliams-Burden and look forward to working with him again on all upcoming events."
Lynda Zambrano
Executive Director of the National Tribal Emergency Management Council

"Truly beautiful work Bruce, and you capture the essence behind the photo in many of the fauna and people shots.  Great work, truly "
Robb Clous
Stonefly Press, Founder and Publisher

I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to interact with so many amazing non-human beings as well as some wonderful human beings. Your work is most impressive. Thank you for the link, and keep documenting such extraordinary events - you certainly have a good eye for composition even in what must be very dramatic circumstances.
Best wishes,

Ian Redmond, Independent Wildlife Consultant, Author, Lecturer and Photographer

 "Bruce is an exceptional commercial photographer and has volunteered his time on numerous occasions to the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) over the last five years to document civil-military exercises involving Madigan Army Medical Center and the surrounding communities.  With his disaster response background, he is able to brilliantly capture the essence of the exercise through his photo journalism.  His photographs are in a number of of the Federal Coordinating Center's posters and marketing materials that have been positively received at national and regional meetings.  Bruce has an expert eye for detail and the uncanny ability to tell a story from a number of perspectives.  We hope to continue to use Bruce's photography in the future and include him with all our upcoming exercises."
LTC Eric Tobiason, NDMS Operations  Officer,                                                              
Joint Base Lewis-McChord , Tacoma, Washington

"There are some awesome pics in here, amply demonstrating the joint nature of the exercise, with the wide array of civil and military contributors.  Thanks."
Colonel Dallas W. Homas, Commanding officer
Madigan Army Medical Center
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma, Washington

"It's with great pleasure that I recommend Bruce William-Burden's work as a photographer at Critical Images Photography.  He recently captured a civil-military operation on camera and the quality of his work was phenomenal.  He had a way of capturing the essence of the exercise, the people, and the moment. He is a quality person producing quality results." 


Shawn Wagner, MHA, FACHE, CMPE

Vice President of Operations at OSF HealthCare

Green Bay, Wisconsin Area

Vice President of Operations at OSF HealthCare/HeartCare Midwest


My friend Bruce, your website is inspiring!

Professor Isaac Ashkenazi MD, MSc, MPA, MNS
Retired Colonel, the Israeli Defense Forces
International Expert for Crisis Management & Leadership
Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev


"Bruce has provided us with some outstanding photos that help to document our exercises and events. He has been an valuable asset to our working groups with his perspective of details that are best looked at more than once."


Terry Clark, Director at Citizen Corps Council of Island County,

National Medical Reserve Corps Association


“I had the pleasure of working with Bruce during a national security exercise in the Puget Sound and needed quality,real-time photos of first responders in action.  Bruce delivered in spades.  He's reliable, quick and affordable.  I would highly recommend him for any type of high-resolution, action photos for any number of circumstances or needs."


Geoff Harvey

Media Relations Advisor at Battelle - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


"Some great shots there. I particularly loved the one of the dog being hoisted up."

Karl Marlantes, New York Times Best-Selling author of "Matterhorn" and "What It Is Like To Go To War"


“Loved the pictures Bruce, really appreciate what you do. As to your site, it showcases your work very well and is noteworthy for not only variety, but composition.  I'll be following it!”


LtCol James L. Vance USMC (Ret) CEO/Trainer                                                                                                                   
Vance Communications, Spotsylvania, Virginia


"Excellent Work!"


 Jared Woods, Northwest Incident Management Team


"Nicely done, Bruce! And, with a good sense of humor!"


Richard Tom Sizemore, III, M.D., Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Preparedness & Response  US Department of Health and Human Services

"Very nice. It looks like you have been busy."


Kim Crumbo, Director

Grand Canyon Wildlands Council

"Exceptionally well done!"


 Dr. Art Schmitt, Author of " We Thought We Were Invincible."


"Very nice!"


 Alan Vickery,  Assistant Chief, Seattle Fire Department


"Very good pics, Bruce! Thanks for sharing. I was a firefighter for six years so I really like the pics you took of the training.”


Wally Beddoe, VP Operations - SIX Financial Information USA Inc.



Thank you again for forwarding me a series of beautiful pictures which were my presentation for the Nobel Lifesaver exercise from Puget Sound.  Last evening I was able to show everyone what happened at our event at our Team Meeting for our NV-1 DMAT unit for NDMS. People had great things to say about your pictures, so let me extend my appreciation once again. 
Bill Botos, NV-1 DMAT


On July, 10th, 2014 I had the distinct pleasure of working alongside of Bruce during our Tri-Ace Disaster exercise here at Seattle/Tacoma Airport. The drill involved hundreds of first responders, 310 actors playing the role of the Aircraft crash victims (7 of which were amputees) and the largest air branch ever assembled in this area, which included rotary wing air assets from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Washington State Air National Guard, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department, King County Sheriff’s Department and Airlift NW.

Typically the Tri-Ace Drill (Tri-annual Aircraft Collision Exercise) has approximately 120-130 victims; the FAA standard is 100 victims as per the FAA. We decided to boost that number up to 300-400 victims and add in the complexity of an Air Branch involving all of the agencies listed above.

Due to the magnitude of the drill we needed someone with the experience to document the event for future use for not only the after action report but for also the out briefings with various agencies associated with the drill.

Planning this drill took the core team approx. 9 months, which involved weekly meetings to ensure that all the points of interest were met and the photo documentation was part of those meetings. It had to be someone that had the experience to capture all of the finer points of the Exercise and that it made sense to the viewer. Bruce did just that and understood exactly what we needed and delivered in fine fashion.

We here at the Port of Seattle were extremely pleased with the work Mr. Williams-Burden did for our organization, his attention to detail helped document a historic event here at the Port and it will always be greatly appreciated.

Keith  Taylor,AsstistantChief                                                                                                     Port of Seattle Fire Department




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