Please welcome Paula Bronstein as she joins the core roster of Reportage by Getty Images. Paula will continue to have Bangkok as her main base, and here’s some background on her illustrious career.
Paula has been working as a photojournalist for over 25 years covering a variety of news and features, natural disasters, wars, and conflict zones. Paula has been a senior staff photographer for Getty Images, currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. After September 11, 2001, she was assigned to cover Pakistan and Afghanistan, working for almost 10 years in Afghanistan. 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 as staff at The Chicago Tribune and finally the Register Guard in Eugene, Oregon. Over the years Paula’s work has been published in all major magazines and newspapers globally. In 1998, Paula chose to go freelance moving to Bangkok, Thailand. After four years she joined Getty Images as a senior staff photographer in the News division basing herself out of Bangkok while covering the Asian region.
Among many coveted awards, in 2012: Finalist in the Honickman First Book prize in Photography, “Photographer of the Year” finalist from National Press Photographer’s Association (NPPA), Pictures of the Year-International (POY-I ). in 2011 Paula was nominated as a Pulitzer finalist in the “Breaking News” category for her work as part of a team entry covering the “Pakistan Floods”. She was named “Photographer of the year”, awarded by the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC) of Thailand. In 2010 she was runner-up “Photographer Of The Year” for her portfolio, in both Pictures of the Year-International (POY-I), and National Press Photographer’s Association (NPPA) and took a special award in the Days Japan contest. Paula was also (shortlisted) finalist in the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. prizes include China’s International Press Photo contest and The John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club of America.
Paula’s imagery has been exhibited widely in New York, various cities in U.S, London, Hong Kong, Bangkok, South Korea, Dubrovnik and Perpignan. Some of Paula’s work can currently be seen in a group travelling show called “Streets of Afghanistan” that will visit various cities in the USA.
- Aidan J. Sullivan
Vice President of Photo Assignments
See some of Paula’s work on the Reportage Web site