Afghanistan: Between Hope and FearPaula Bronstein
The Afghan people are standing at a crucial crossroads in history. Can their fragile democratic institutions survive the drawdown of US military support? Will Afghan women and girls be stripped of their modest gains in freedom and opportunity as the West loses interest in their plight?
While the media have largely moved on from these stories, Paula Bronstein remains passionately committed to bearing witness to the lives of the Afghan people. In this powerful photo essay, she goes beyond war coverage to reveal the full complexity of daily life in what may be the world’s most reported on yet least known country.
Paula Bronstein is an American photojournalist who is based in Bangkok specializing in the Asian region. She has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout her long career that spans over three decades. Her expertise is documenting humanity, bringing awareness to compelling issues throughout the world, focusing on many conflict regions. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed photo book “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear” Paula has worked as a staff photographer for a variety of American newspapers for 15 years before moving to the Asian region in the late 90’s working with Getty Images as staff photographer.
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