Paula Bronstein is an American photojournalist who is based in Bangkok specializing in the Asian region. She has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout her long career that spans over three decades. Her expertise is documenting humanity, bringing awareness to compelling issues throughout the world, focusing in many conflict regions. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed photo book “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear” Paula has worked as a staff photographer for a variety of American newspapers for 15 years before moving to the Asian region in the late 90’s working with Getty Images as staff photographer from 2002-2013. Currently freelance, her work has been published globally and exhibited in numerous countries.
Paula Bronstein’s many nominations and awards span decades and represent only a small space in what is simply a lifetime of phenomenal frontline news and documentary photography across the globe. She sits alongside the most important female photographers of our time, who has chronicled some of the world’s most trouble areas.
Bronstein worked as staff for a variety of major American newspapers including The New Haven Register, The Hartford Courant, The Chicago Tribune before moving to Asia. She then went onto working for Getty Images news as their first female staff photographer from 2002-2013. Paula’s images have been published in almost every globally recognized publication, she is currently freelance.
The Award-winning book “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear “ published in August, 2016 documents Afghans living against a backdrop of war that chronicles 16 years in the war-torn country.
Paula is the author of the internationally acclaimed photo book “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear”
Awards – Recognition:
2018-19: British Journalism Award – Photojournalism – Photojournalist of The Year, Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for War Correspondents – The Public Prize, Days Japan, National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), POY- I, World Report Award – Festival of Ethical Photography, Siena International Photo Awards, American Photography (AI-AP 34) and PX3 – Prix de la Photography Paris Gold/general news
2017: World Press Photo – Daily Life (1st place), “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear” University of Texas Press, 1st place International Photography Awards – Documentary photography book PDN, NPPA, American Photography (AI-AP 33).
International Women’s Media Foundation: The Anja Niedringhaus – Courage in Photojournalism award, Pulitzer Prize Finalist: “Breaking News” Pakistan Floods. The Overseas Press Club of America – John Faber Award, Thailand Foreign Correspondents Club: Asia Photographer of the Year, China International Press Photo: Photo Of The Year
Exhibitions : (group and solo)
2019: Geopolis, Brussels 2018: Festival of Ethical Photography – Lodi, Italy, Visa Pour L’Image – Perpignan, France, Photoville – New York City, Head On Photo festival – Sydney, My book: “Afghanistan Between Hope and Fear” exhibited Hong Kong, Bangkok, New York, Seoul, Dubrovnik, Perpignan, London. The Annenberg Space for Photography – Los Angeles, Women in War – Korea Biennale, The Fence – New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco