About Paula


Paula Bronstein is one of the world’s leading female photojournalists with a career that spans over three decades. She uses her vision to document humanity, bringing awareness to issues throughout the world focusing in many conflict regions. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed book “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear ” Paula has worked staff photographer for a variety of American newspapers for 15 years, moving overseas to the Asian region in the late 90’s, She joined Getty Images as senior staff photographer from 2002-2013. Paula is currently freelance, her images have been published in almost every globally recognized publication and exhibited in numerous countries.  


2018: 25th Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for War Correspondents- The Public Award, Days Japan 2nd prize, National Press Photographers Association (NPPA-POY), World Report Award – Festival of Ethical Photography Lodi, Italy, Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) , American Photography (AI-AP 34) 2017: 1st place, Daily Life, World Press Photo, 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.  

2016: International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism award, Pictures of The Year International, The National Press Photographer’s Association: Best Of Photojournalism contest runner up. Pulitzer Prize Finalist: “Breaking News” The Overseas Press Club of America (John Faber Award); Foreign Correspondents Club: Thailand - Asia Photographer of the Year s, China International Press Photo - Photo Of The Year .  


Selected exhibitions: 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