'Afghanistan: Between Life and War'
Afghanistan is a country that much reported on in the West but little understood, says Paula Bronstein, a photojournalist who has worked in the country on and off for the last 12 years. In her proposed book, “Afghanistan: Between Life and War,” she attempts to show how the Afghan people constructed their lives against the backdrop of incessant war and Taliban insurgency, and hopes to provide a voice to people who have none.
Paula has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for the book and must reach her goal by Sunday, Dec. 7.
Paula, who is represented by Reportage by Getty Images, is an award-winning and internationally published photojournalist with over 30 years in the business. Originally from Boston, Bronstein worked for newspapers including The Hartford Courant and The Chicago Tribune before moving overseas to Thailand in 1998 to cover the Asian region including Afghanistan and Pakistan. She spent more than a decade as a Getty Images staff photographer, documenting disasters, conflict, and political unrest around the world. View some of her past work on the Reportage Web site.
Caption: An Afghan woman with severe burns on 45% of her body from self-immolation shows her scars at a hospital in Herat. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Reportage by Getty Images)