Andrea Bruce

Andrea BruceThrough documentary photography, Andrea Bruce brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war. She is a co-owner and member of the photo agency NOOR.

For eight years she has chronicled the world’s most troubled areas as a staff photographer for The Washington Post. She focused on Iraq from 2003 to the present, following the intricacies and obstacles of the conflict experienced by Iraqis and the US military. She also wrote a weekly column for The Post called “Unseen Iraq.”

Her awards include top honors from the White House News Photographers Association (where she has been named Photographer of the Year four times), several awards from the International Pictures of the Year contest, and the prestigious John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club in New York.

She has also been a finalist for The Aftermath Project grant and a 2011 recipient of the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship. In 2010 she received the WHNPA grant for her work in Ingushetia.

In 2012, she was the recipient of the first Chris Hondros Fund Award for the “commitment, willingness and sacrifice shown in her work.”

Andrea currently splits her time between Afghanistan the United States and is available for photography and multimedia assignments.


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Kael Alford

Kael has worked extensively covering culture, politics and conflict in the Balkans and the Middle East for many US and European magazines and newspapers including Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, The New York Times, Times (London), The Guardian, The San Fransisco Chronicle, NRC Handelsbad (Netherlands), Vanity Fair, and others. She was based in the Balkans from 1996-2003.

Kael covered the US invasion of Iraq and worked there until 2004. Her photography from Iraq focuses on the birth of the Iraqi resistance groups, and the impact of the US invasion on security and the lives of Iraqi civilians. That work was included in the book and exhibition “Unembedded: Four Independent Journalists on the War in Iraq” (Chelsea Green, 2005).

She is currently working on a multimedia project documenting coastal erosion in southeast Louisiana and the impact of environmental degradation on the communities there. The photography is commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. She has taught writing and photojournalism at the American University in Bulgaria and documentary photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. She is currently a Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University and is represented by Panos Pictures in London. Kael has a degree in English Literature from Boston University and a MA in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

She was born in Middletown, NY, 1971.

Foundry Photojournalism Workshop Faculty 2008

Back row (L-R): Eric Beecroft, Rodrigo Cruz, Guy Calaf, Tewfic El-Sawy, Shaul Schwarz, Stephanie Sinclair, David Griffin, Adriana Zehbrauskas, Ben Rusnak, Ben Lowy, Hugo Infante, Stanley Greene, Kael Alford
Fron row (l-r): Eros Hoagland, Andrea Bruce, Paula Bronstein, Michael Robinson-Chavez, Kadir Van Lohuizen, Renee Byer, Scott Mc Kiernan
Photo by: Dave Storey

Ron Haviv

Photo by Clay Enos

Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced some of the most important images of conflict and other humanitarian crises that have made headlines from around the world since the end of the Cold War.

A co-founder of VII, whose work is published by top magazines worldwide, including: Fortune, The NY Times Magazine, Time, Vanity Fair, Paris Match and Stern. He has published two critically acclaimed collections of his photography — Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul – and has contributed his wide-ranging body of work to several other books.

With a special focus on exposing human rights violations, he has covered conflict and humanitarian crises in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and the Balkans. Most recently, he has documented wars in Darfur and the DR Congo.

His often-searing photographs have earned Haviv some of the highest accolades in photography, including awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club, and the Leica Medal of Excellence. He regularly lectures at universities and seminars, and numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including the United Nations, The Louvre and The Council on Foreign Relations.

Haviv has been the central character in three films. National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk explores the hazards inherent in combat photography. The Serbian-made documentary Vivisect explores Serbian reaction to the Blood and Honey exhibit. Eyes of the World, which has featured in film festival worldwide, examines Haviv as a witness to war. In addition, Haviv has spoken about his work on The Charlie Rose Show, NPR, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, MSNBC and The Best Damn Sports Show Ever.

Ron Haviv @ VII

Ron Haviv’s Blood and Honey


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Michael Robinson Chavez


Michael Robinson Chávez is a photographer at The Washington Post since 2007. Prior to that, he worked for Los Angeles Times , The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. He has covered assignments in over 50 countries including: the Congolese Civil War, the tsunamis in Indonesia and Chile, the Egyptian revolution, life in Brazil’s slums, gold mining in Peru, the 2006 Hezbollah/Israeli war, the Georgian/Russian war in 2008, the conflict in Israel/Palestine and the US led invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Michael was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Photojournalism in 2012 and was twice named second place Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International in 2014 and 2010. In 2015 Michael received a silver prize from the China International Press Photo Contest for his work on the California drought. Michael won the Scripps Howard National Award for Photojournalism and has also twice been named Photographer of the Year by The White House News Photographers’ Association.

His work has been exhibited widely, including the Visa Pour l’image festival in France, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, Imagenes Havana in Cuba, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the War Photo Ltd. Gallery in Dubrovnik and at the Museu Memorial de l’Exili in Spain.

He has published a book of his photographs from Peru: “Awaiting the Rain.” In addition he teaches and lectures at workshops throughout the world including Mexico, Argentina, India, Thailand, Egypt, Peru, the United States and El Salvador.

Course Description:

Michael will be helping you master the craft of telling compelling stories and essays by improving your vision, research skills, ability to gain access to your subject matter and breaking out of your comfort zones. The device you choose can range from an iPhone to a Graflex 4×5. This is about how you see the world.

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Eros Hoagland

Eros Hoagland began working as a photojournalist in 1993 covering the aftermath of El Salvador’s civil war.

He has continued to work in countries stained with violence and un-rest across the globe including Iraq, Haiti, Mexico and Colombia. As well as documenting the political climate and social impact of conflict, Eros looks for an emotional narrative when approaching reportage projects. Themes are just as important as issues to Eros’ photography. Subtleties are never overlooked as he attempts to convey a feeling of place, character and a larger historical perspective to his viewers. Eros’ assignments have ranged from political uprisings in Latin America to documenting Mormon communities in Utah and a professional bicycle race in California. He is currently working on a long-term project along the U.S. – Mexico border.

Eros’ clients include Time magazine, the New York Times, Newsweek, Stern and the Fader among others. Corporate clients include Visa, IBM and Wells Fargo. Eros is a native of the San Francisco bay area where he spends his free time surfing the frigid waters of Ocean Beach.

Adriana Zehbrauskas

Adriana Zehbrauskas was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She received a degree in Journalism and moved to Paris where she studied Linguistics and Phonetics at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. She worked as a staff photographer for Folha de S. Paulo, in Brazil, for 11 years, traveling extensively throughout the country and abroad.

As a freelance photojurnalist based in Mexico City, she contributes regularly with The New York Times. Other clients include the Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Glamour Magazine, The Guardian, Paris Match, Le Figaro, Save the Children and the World Health Organization among others.

Adriana is one of the three photographers profiled in the documentary “Beyond Assignment” (USA, 2011), alongside Mariella Furrer and Gali Tibbon. The film was produced by The Knight Center for International Media and the University of Miami.and features the Tepito project.

Her project on Faith in Brazil and Mexico was awarded a Art & Worship World Prize by the Niavaran Artistic Creation Foundation and a book is currently under production to be published by Bei Editores in São Paulo, Brasil. She was a finalist for the New York Photo Awards 2009 and 2010 and is an instructor with the Foundry Photojournalism Workshops.

Her photos are  also featured in the books ’24 Stunden im Leben der katholischen Kirche’, Random House, Munich, 2005 , ‘In Search of Hope – The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl’, powerHouse Books, New York, 2007 and the ‘Nike Human Race’ , New York, 2008.

Adriana is the recipient of the Troféu Mulher Imprensa (photojournalist newspaper/magazine), São Paulo, Brazil, Feb 2012.

Represented by Polaris Images in NYC.


Class description:

This class will focus on how to  develop a photo essay and tell a visual story while working on assignment. Working fast, in the most unpredictable conditions, meeting deadlines and delivering the photos that the editor is expecting while still maintaining your own personal style.

Each student is expected to do an assignment and work the field. Stories/general theme may be assigned or the student can choose to work on his own topic. (It is highly advised to prepare beforehand!)

Everyday we will meet in the classroom to go over the work and discuss problems, approaches, technical difficulties, ethical dilemas, etc. All work will be edited down to twelve images to be presented on the final evening to the whole workshop.

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David Griffin

David Griffin is the Director of Photography of National Geographic magazine headquartered in Washington, DC. He is responsible for the overall photographic direction of the magazine, working with a staff of photo editors and photographers from around the globe.

Previously he was the Creative Director of U.S.News & World Report, Design Director of National Geographic Books, Associate Director of Layout & Design at National Geographic magazine. Before magazines David honed his journalistic skills at a number of newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Everett (Wa.) Herald, and The Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.

David has been honored by the National Press Photographer Assoc., University of Missouri’s Pictures of the Year competition, Assoc. of Magazine Publishers, Ohio Newspaper Photographer Assoc., the Hearst Collegiate Photojournalism Awards, the Washington Art Directors Club, the Society of Newspaper Design, Print, and Communications Art.


David Griffin was a special guest portfolio reviewer at the 2008 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop.

Kadir Van Lohuizen

Before Kadir van Lohuizen became a photographer he was a sailor and started a shelter for homeless and drug addicts in Holland. He was also an activist in the Dutch squatter movement.

He started to work as a professional freelance photojournalist in 1988 covering the Intifadah.

In the years after he worked in many conflict areas in Africa, such as Angola, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Liberia and DR Congo. From 1990–1994 he covered the transition in South Africa from apartheid to democracy.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union Kadir covered social issues in different corners of the former empire. He also went to North Korea and Mongolia. In 1997 he embarked on a big project to travel the seven rivers of the world, from source to mouth, covering the daily life along these lifelines.

In 2004 he went back to Angola, Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of Congo to portray the diamond industry, following the diamonds from the mines to the consumer markets in the western world. The exhibition travels not only in Europe and the USA, but also in the mining areas of Congo, Angola and Sierra Leone.

In 2004 he also initiated a photo project together with Stanley Greene and six other photographers on the violence against women in the world. In 2006 he co-founded the magazine The Issue with Stanley Greene.

Recently Kadir has covered the conflict in Darfur, Chad and in Lebanon. Since hurricane Katrina happened he has made several trips to the USA to cover the aftermath and continues his work on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina still today.

In 2006 Kadir started a new project: a visual investigation on migration in the America’s. For this he travels from Tierra del Fuego (Patagonia) to Northern Alaska.

Kadir Van Lohuizen @ NOOR

Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair, b. 1973, is an American documentary photographer represented by VII photo agency. Based in Brooklyn, NY, she is known for gaining unique access to the most sensitive gender issues and human rights around the world. Sinclair graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Journalism and Mass Communications and an outside concentration in Fine Art Photography. After college, she went to work for the Chicago Tribune, which sent her to cover the start of the war in Iraq. She later moved to Iraq and then to Beirut, Lebanon, covering the region for six years as a freelance photographer. She contributes regularly to National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Newsweek, Stern, German Geo and Marie Claire among others. Sinclair was recently awarded the Alexia Foundation Professional Grant, UNICEF’s Photo of the Year and the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism Freelens Award for her extensive work on the issue of child marriage. She also earned the 2008 CARE International Award for Humanitarian Reportage for her essay A Cutting Tradition: Inside An Indonesian Female Circumcision Celebration. Sinclair’s other honors include the Visa D’Or from the 2004 Visa Pour L’Image photography festival in France, as well as a first place in World Press Photo and the FiftyCrows International Fund for Documentary Photography’s 2004 Central Asia and Caucasus Grant for her work on women’s issues in Afghanistan. Sinclair earned another World Press Photo award for her coverage of the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon and was invited to be part of the prestigious 13th Joop Swart Masterclass organized by World Press Photo. The Chicago Bar Association’s Herman Kogan Meritorious Achievement Award 2000 was presented to Sinclair for her involvement in a Chicago Tribune series  on the failure of the death penalty in Illinois. The series resulted in the govenor placing a moratorium on capital punishment in the state. Sinclair was also part of the paper’s team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its documentation of problems within the airline industry in 2000.

Shaul Schwarz

Shaul Schwarz was born in Israel in 1974. He started his photographic career in the Israeli air force. After finishing his service he moved on to cover news in Israel and in the West Bank before relocating to New York in 1999. Today he is still based in New York and works as a freelance photographer represented by Reportage by Getty Images.

Schwarz’s work has regularly appeared in major international publications such as, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Marie Clair, Geo, Men’s Journal, Paris Match, Stern, among others. His coverage of the conflict in Haiti in 2004 granted him two World press Awards among others received that year. In 2006 Schwarz won the highly acclaimed Visa D’or in Perpignan for his work on Uprooting Settlers from the Gaza strip. He has recently covered the aftermath of the Kenyan elections for Newsweek and worked with CNN’s Christiana Amanpour on her new film to be released at the end of the year. He has recently started teaching workshops at the International Center of Photography in New York.

Ben Rusnak

Benjamin Rusnak is a humanitarian photojournalist. Since 2000, he has documented poverty in the Caribbean and Latin America for Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development agencies in the United States, based in Coconut Creek, FL. He brought a decade of newspaper experience to telling the stories of those in need in the developing world.

His work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the Best of Photojournalism, the International Photography Awards, the New York Photo Awards, Photo District News, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the Alexia Foundation and the China International Press Photo Contest. In 2010, Rusnak won InterAction’s Effective Assistance in Humanitarian Photography Award. In 2008, Rusnak tied himself for first place to win the prestigious Gordon Parks Award. In 2009, his exhibition Dreams & Tempests premiered as part of the citywide festival, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and has traveled to California, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Florida. His photographs are represented by ZUMA Press.

Rusnak grew up in suburban Washington, D.C., where he developed an interest in topics beyond American borders and a passion for the plight of those less fortunate. He lives in Boca Raton, FL, with his wife and fellow newspaper refugee, Susan Bryant.

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Scott Mc Kiernan

Scott Mc Kiernan’s dynamic leadership and decades of wide-ranging experience in photojournalism — as an award winning photographer, photo editor, agent, designer and now publisher — have proven to be instrumental in establishing one of the largest editorial photo agencies in the world and the first digital age picture agency.

Mc Kiernan built the first editorial database for pictures in the early hours of the world wide web, while founding ZUMA Press. Today he is the agent to some of the most respected photojournalists and newspapers in the world. Running a staff of 50 with offices around the globe and representing over 3,000 photojournalist, 90 large dailies & picture agencies. ZUMA the great independent. Now the largest picture agency and wire service in the world run by a photographer.

Mc Kiernan remains an active shooter today, living for finding and making that one image that can make a difference.

Ben Lowy

BenLowyBenjamin Lowy is award winning photographer based in New York City. He received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories worldwide. In 2004 Lowy attended the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, he was named in Photo District News 30 and his images of Iraq were chosen by PDN as some of the most iconic of the 21st century. Lowy has received awards from World Press Photo, POYi, PDN, Communication Arts, American Photography, and the Society for Publication Design. Lowy has been a finalist for the Oskar Barnak Award, a finalist in Critical Mass, included in Magenta Flash Forward 2007, as well as the OSI Moving Walls 16 exhibit. His work from Iraq, Darfur, and Afghanistan have been collected into several gallery and museum shows, and shown at the Tate Modern, SF MOMA, Houston Center for Photography, Invalides, and Arles. His work from Darfur appeared in the SAVE DARFUR media campaign.

In 2011 Lowy’s Iraq | Perspectives work was selected by William Eggleston to win the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. The book is currently available and in stores now.

In 2012, Lowy was awarded the Magnum Foundation Emergency fund to continue his work in Libya. In the same year, he received the International Center of Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Photojournalism.

Lowy is based in New York City. He is currently editorially represented by Reportage by Getty Images.

Hugo Infante

Hugo Infante

Photojournalist Hugo Infante was born on October 19, 1972, in Santiago, Chile, in the midst of a dying socialist government, which marked a madness followed by total repression against opponents of the new military government.

Infante saw in photography a great passion, ended partially during his enrollment as a journalism student in the private Bernardo O’Higgins University.

In 1993, Infante joined La Tercera – the largest newspaper in Chile with a national circulation – as a crime reporter. After one year, he was assigned to night shift as a crime reporter. In 1999, he was named Night Shift Editor. Four years later, he was named Sunday Edition editor, position that he left in February of 2004 to enroll as a photographer and writer (Spanish service) for United Press International (UPI), in Baghdad, Iraq.

Hugo Infante stayed during four months in Iraq, shooting pictures in cities like Baghdad, Fallujah and Najef. He also worked freelance for the Chilean newspaper, a Norwegian magazine, BBC Mundo (columnist) and photographer for EFE, the Spanish news agency.

He was one of the few reporters who stayed during the worst weeks of the Shi’ite revolution, which cost the lives of many Iraqi and American reporters.

His work has been published in Newsweek (en Español), Stern Magazine (Germany), New York Post, L.A. Times, London Times and magazines and newspapers in Chile.

Infante is a freelance photographer for Polaris, based in New York, USA. He is also a contributor for BBC Mundo and teaches at a private college.

Stanley Greene

Photo by Sarah Shatz

Stanley Greene was born in New York in 1949, and as a teenager was a member of the Black Panthers and an anti-Vietnam War activist.

Stanley studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and at the Image Works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An encounter with W. Eugene Smith turned his energies to photojournalism. Stanley began photographing for magazines, and worked as temporary staff photographer for the New York Newsday. In 1986 he moved to Paris and by chance he was on hand to record the fall of the Berlin Wall, which made him a much-sought-after photojournalist.

Stanley has photographed wars and poverty in Africa, the former Soviet Union, Central America, Asia and the Middle East. He made a great impression with the photo book Open Wound: Chechnya 1994-2003, published by Trolley. Stanley won the W. Eugene Smith Award in 2004 and continues to cover important world events.

(Photo by Sarah Shatz)

Stanley Greene @ NOOR Images

Tewfic El-Sawy

Based in New York City, I am a freelance photographer who specializes in documenting endangered cultures and traditional life ways of Asia, Latin America and Africa. My images, articles and photo features were published in various magazines, and my travel photographs were featured by some of the largest adventure travel companies in the United States and Great Britain, as well as in multinational corporations’ art collections. Known as The Travel Photographer, I plan, organize and lead photo expeditions-workshops for other photographers, with emphasis on travel photography, multimedia storytelling and documentary photography…a hybrid style akin to “a photojournalist photographing travel.” I’m also the founder of The Travel photographer blog.

I’ve been on the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop faculty since it’s inception in 2008.

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Class Description:

Tewfic El-Sawy will teach a multimedia class that allows its participants to concentrate on the story, rather than on the application. The purpose and aim of the class is to show photojournalists how to make quick work of slide show production (rivaling in content and quality the more complicated processes), using their own images and audio generated in the field, to produce a cogent photo story under the simulation of publishing deadlines. Most of the class’s time will be spent photographing in the field, while indoors time will be devoted to weaving the material into photo stories. Requirements for the class are Soundslides (free trial version available), Audacity (free audio editing program) and an audio digital recorder.


Guy Calaf

Guy was born in Italy in 1978 from an American mother and an Italian father.

He received a degree in Communication Science from an Italian university and later completed a two- year professional photography course in Milan.

Since 2004 Guy’s work has been focused on social issues. He has worked extensively in Iraq, Afghanistan, Eastern Congo, Darfur and Sri Lanka.

In 2006 Guy moved to Ethiopiaʼs capital Addis Ababa, where he humbly explored the countryʼs social dynamics at every level, from the small sub cultures in its larger cities to the changing lives of rural communities whose social structures have been so dramatically altered in the last century.

At the same time, he had the opportunity to travel across the continent as a contributor to the Italian edition of Vanity Fair and LʼEspresso. He was one of the few journalists to cover the 2006 Ethiopian invasion of Somalia, a country that he visited six times between 2006 and 2008.

While living in Ethiopia Guy developed a greater appreciation for his role as a documentary photographer working in a developing country. He decided to produce work that would help balance the contrast between the realities of the cultures and how they are portrayed in the mainstream media, a gap that too often leads to harmful misunderstandings and stereotypes.

In mid 2009 Guy moved to New York where he will live for 4 years while his wife completes her postgraduate studies in Public Health and Non Profit Management at Columbia and NYU.

While living in New York, Guy is focusing on contrasts in America, a country with enormous concentrated wealth and disarming poverty and despair.

After living for almost one year with American paratroopers in South Eastern Afghanistan in 2005, Guy has decided to embark in a long-term project to visually describe his thoughts on the American occupation of the country. Since 2010, Guy has spent 4 months in the countryʼs Kunar province.

A network of agents represent Guy, including: Polaris Images; Focus Agentur; Luz Photos; Cosmos Photos; and Agency.Photographer.Ru.

Renée C. Byer

Renée C. Byer is a Senior Photojournalist with The Sacramento Bee, USA and the recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for her project “A Mother’s Journey,” an intimate portrayal of a single mother’s emotional and financial struggles as her son battled neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer.

The story was also awarded the World Understanding Award and second place multimedia feature picture story at Pictures of the Year International 2007, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for feature photography, and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, second prize in the Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards and an honorable mention in the UNICEF Photo of the Year Award. Also a picture editor and designer Byer is represented by ZUMA press photo agency.

Byer’s photos have been published in Newsweek Asia, Paris Match, Marie Claire, El Mundo, Days Japan, Rangefinder, Photo District News, Business Week, People, View magazine in Germany and most recently in the book “America at Home,” among others. She has lectured at numerous professional gatherings including the Northern Short Course, Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographer’s Flying Short Course and multi media immersion programs and the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar. She has taught workshops at the Angkor Photography Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Chinatown in Tokyo, the Collaboration Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and served as faculty at the Mountain Workshops for three years at Western Kentucky University.

Her work has been exhibited in Madrid, Spain , the Photographic Center in Palm Beach, FL, the Exposure Gallery in San Francisco, in Yokohama, Japan and as a projection show in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Byer’s work will be at the Sage Moon Gallery during the LOOK3, Festival of the photograph in Charlottesville, VA in June.

In 2005 Byer’s photographs “Seeds of Doubt,” which documented issues regarding biotechnology, received the World Hunger’s Harry Chapin Media Award for Photojournalism. During that project Byer traveled to Africa, Europe, Mexico, Canada and the Midwest. The series was also awarded First place “Nature and Environment Picture Story” in the Best of Photojournalism contest sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association.

Byer was awarded the McClatchy President’s Award in 2005 for her photographs “Women at War” a series that examined the struggle of women in the U.S. military, from training to post traumatic stress syndrome in the Iraq War era. A photograph from the series is touring with “The American Soldier,” exhibit by curator Cyma Rubin. Photos for “Tour of Duty” showcased on ZUMApress’s website in March 2008.

In 2004 she won the Associated Press’s “Mark Twain Award” for excellence in news photography.

Previously she worked at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer where her photography was a finalist for a Dart Award for excellence in reporting on victims of violence while chronicling a father and son after the mom committed suicide from Post-partum depression.

Her numerous awards include honors from NPPA, POYi, AP, SND, Best of the West and regional contests in photography, picture editing and design.

Awards and Recognitions for “A Mother’s Journey”

2007 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography

2007 “World Understanding Award,” Pictures of the Year International

2007 “Sigma Delta Chi Award,” Society of Professional Journalists

2007 Casey Medal For Meritorious Journalism

2007 Days Japan International Photojournalism Award, Second Prize

2007 Honorable Mention UNICEF Photo of the Year Award

2007 Award of Excellence, Feature Photography, Pictures of the Year International

2007 Society of News Design, Award of Excellence, Photography, Multiple Photos

2007 Pictures of the Year International, Second Place, Multimedia

2007 Best of the West Contest, Second Place, Feature Photography,

2007 American Society of Newspaper Editors, Finalist, Feature Photo Story

2007 National Headliner Awards, Third Place

2007 National Press Photographer’s Association, Second Place, Picture Editing

2007 Pictures of the Year International, Third Place, Newspaper Series

2007 San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographer’s Association, First Place, Feature Picture Story

2007 San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographer’s Association, Second Place, Multimedia

Multimedia Links for “A Mother’s Journey”

World Understanding Award
The Sacramento Bee

Multimedia Links for “Seeds of Doubt”

The Sacramento Bee

Multimedia Links for “Tour of Duty”

Tour of Duty

Paula Bronstein


Paula BronsteinPaula 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.


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