Paula Bronstein is an American photojournalist who has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout her long career that spans over three decades. Her expertise is documenting humanity, bringing awareness to issues throughout the world, focusing on 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 senior staff photographer from 2002-2013. Currently freelance, Paula’s work has been published globally and exhibited in numerous countries.
2018: 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) , Pictures of The Year , 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), PDN, NPPA, American Photography (AI-AP 33) “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear” by University of Texas Press, 1st place International Photography Awards - Lucie Awards - Documentary photography book.
Additional recognition: International Women’s Media Foundation: The Anja Niedringhaus - Courage in Photojournalism award (runner up) Pulitzer Prize Finalist: “Breaking News” 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
2018: Festival of Ethical Photography, Lodi, Italy, Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France, The Fence - Photoville, New York, Head On Photo festival, Sydney 2017: The Book: Afghanistan Between Hope and Fear - Hong Kong, Bangkok. The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, Women in War, Korea Photo Biennale Women Between Peace and War - New York, Miami, Denver, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco