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.  


2022: Winner : Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award 2018-2020: British Journalism Award - 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-Italy, Siena International Photo Awards-Italy, American Photography, PX3 - Prix de la Photography Paris. 

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,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: Photographer of the Year 


2020-2019: Xposure Photography Festival, Sharjah, UAE, War Photo gallery, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Head On Photo festival, Sydney, Geopolis, Brussels 2018: Festival of Ethical Photography - Lodi, Italy, Visa Pour L’Image - Perpignan, France. Photoville – The Fence, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco. “Afghanistan Between Hope and Fear ” my photo book exhibited in Hong Kong, Bangkok, New York, Seoul, Dubrovnik, Perpignan, and London. The Annenberg Space for Photography - Los Angeles, Women in War - Korea Biennale,