Paula Bronstein – Profile

WORK HISTORY:  Paula has been working as a photojournalist for close to 30 years and as a senior staff photographer with Getty Images for 10 years. In the Asian region and beyond, she has covered an enormous variety of natural disasters, war – conflict zones, news and features. After September 11, 2001 she was assigned to cover Pakistan and Afghanistan, focusing a lot of attention on Afghanistan over the past decade of war there. 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION: Among the many coveted awards, Pulitzer finalist in the “Breaking News” category in 2011 for her work covering the “Pakistan Floods”. Photographer of the year by the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC) of Thailand. 2010, runner-up “Photographer Of The Year” for her portfolio, in both Pictures of the Year-International ( POY ), and National Press Photographer’s Association (NPPA) . Other awards include Days Japan contest, finalist in the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. In 2008, the John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club of America. Other prizes include China’s International Press Photo contest.

Exhibitions: locations include: U.S cities: New York, Miami, Denver, Chicago. Overseas: London, Hong Kong, Thailand – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, South Korea, Dubrovnik, and Perpignan, Published in all major magazines and newspapers globally. 

EDUCATION: Paula earned a bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. She started her career as a staff photographer in 1982, working for various newspapers covering both local and international news. Paula began at the Providence Journal Bulletin, moving on to The New Haven Register, and The Hartford Courant for 12 years. In 1996 she was hired staff at The Chicago Tribune and finally the Register Guard in Eugene, Oregon.

In 1998, Paula chose to go freelance moving to Bangkok, Thailand. After four years she joined Getty Images.

(From Foundry Photojournalism Workshop)

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