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Foundry 2012 Chiang Mai

Photographer Paula Bronstein: Resilience, Foundry Photojournalism Workshop

Paula Bronstein opens up about the traumatic experiences that many photographers encounter. Speaking only for herself, Paula discusses how she deals with those troubling moments.

Paula Bronstein 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.

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.

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