Paula Bronstein’s many nominations and awards span decades and represent only a small space in what is simply a lifetime of phenomenal frontline news and documentary photography across the globe. She sits alongside the most important female photographers of our time, as a multiple nominee and award winner of contests including The Pulitzer, Pictures of The Year International, The National Press Photographer’s Association and most recently Days Japan. She has judged for The World Press Photo Award, exhibited extensively, and given interviews herself for the media in the US, Australia, and across Asia. Paula worked as staff for major US newspapers including The Hartford Courant and The Chicago Tribune before moving overseas to Bangkok. She then went onto working for Getty Images as a staff photographer for over a decade. Paula’s images have been published in almost every globally recognized publication. Her work reflects a dedicated humanitarian and visual war correspondent finding moments nobody else would dare look for. 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 and Africa. Paula is currently freelance, represented Getty Images Reportage.
Current awards – 2015: NPPA and POY-I , 2014: Days Japan, National Press Photographer Association (NPPA), Pictures of the Year-International (POY-I). “Photographer Of The Year” finalist from NPPA, Pulitzer Prize finalist -2011- Breaking News team entry “Pakistan Floods”. The John Faber Award from The Overseas Press Club of America, FCCT ” Photographer of the Year” – Asia. Duke University. Leica Oskar Barnack Award- finalist. China International Press Photo contest (CHIPP) – Photo Of The Year.
In 1998, Paula chose to go freelance moving to Bangkok, Thailand. She is now a freelancer for Getty Images Reportage.