About Paula


Paula Bronstein’s many nominations and awards span decades and represent only a small space in what is simply a lifetime of phenomenal front line news and documentary photography across the globe. She sits alongside the most important female photojournalists as a multiple nominee and award winner of international contests including The Pulitzer, Pictures of The Year International, and The National Press Photographer’s Association. She has judged some of the most important international photography contests, and exhibited extensively. Bronstein’s work reflects a dedicated humanitarian and visual war correspondent finding visual moments nobody else would dare look for, as she brings a voice to those who have none. 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. 


2017: 1st place, Daily Life, World Press Photo  

Author: “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear” by University of Texas Press-1st place International Photography Awards (IPA / Lucie Awards) Documentary photography book. 2016: International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism award, Pictures of The Year International, The National Press Photographer’s Association : Best in Photojournalism, Photo District News annual. Previously : The Pulitzer Prize Finalist: “Breaking News”; The Overseas Press Club of America (John Faber Award); Foreign Correspondents Club: Thailand (“Asia Photographer of the Year”); Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Finalist); and China International Press Photo (“Photo Of The Year”).  


Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear (Hong Kong- October, 2016, Bangkok -December 2016) “Afghanistan’s Health Crisis,” Lido, Italy (October 2015) and the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles (December 13, 2014 – May 3, 2015); “Women in War” at the 2014 Korea Photo Biennale; and “Women Between Peace and War –Afghanistan,” exhibited in New York, Miami, Denver, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Other venues include War Photo Limited in Dubrovnik –“Women War Photographers,”Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France (2008), The Fence an outdoor Photography Exhibition – Photoville, New York (2014).