Paula Bronstein

Paula Bronstein is an American photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand. She is currently a freelancer represented by Reportage/Getty Images covering turmoil and conflict throughout the world. “Paula has worked across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, documenting crises and seismic shifts in international events. Her long and successful career are indicative of her work ethic and commitment. As a seasoned photojournalist with unending drive and dedication to tell the stories of those in the grasp of tragedy and war, her work is recognized for its commanding impact.” — Award Jury Paula Bronstein has over 30 years of experience in journalism. Bronstein was on staff at a variety of U.S. newspapers including The New Haven Register, The Hartford Courant, and The Chicago Tribune before moving overseas to Bangkok. From 2002-2013, she worked for Getty Images as a Staff Photographer covering news specializing in stories taking place in Asia. Paula’s images have been published in almost every globally recognized publication. She continues to photograph presidents and kings, natural disasters, political turmoil and conflict, and always the most impoverished and vulnerable people on this earth, from Mongolia to Afghanistan to Greece. Her images have been nominated and recognized for photography contests including The Pulitzer, Pictures of The Year International, The National Press Photographer’s Association. Her work has been featured in recent exhibitions, including: “Afghanistan’s Health Crisis,” Lido, Italy (October 2015) and the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles (December 13, 2014 – May 3, 2015); “Women in War” at the 2014 Korea Photo Biennale; and “Women Between Peace and War –Afghanistan,” exhibited in New York, Miami, Denver, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Other venues include War Photo Limited in Dubrovnik –“Women War Photographers,”Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France (2008), The Fence an outdoor Photography Exhibition – Photoville, New York (2014). Bronstein earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York; she has also attended the University of Colorado. “I learn, explore and challenge myself everyday as a photojournalist. I have always been interested in documenting social and political issues and connecting with different people and cultures covering the forgotten victims of conflict.” — Paula Bronstein

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