Silver / 2012 / Press / Feature Story

Legacy Of Agent Orange

  • Photographer
    Paula Bronstein

Handicapped orphans rest in their beds after lunch at the Ba Vi orphanage March 15, 2011 in Ba Vi, Vietnam. There are around 125 children who are cared for by medical staff after being abandoned by their parents who cannot afford a severely handicapped child. These young children represent the 3rd generation of Agent Orange victims although many don't ever get the costly tests to prove it.

Paula Bronstein started her career as a photographer in 1982 as a staff photographer with the New Haven Register and then was on staff at The Hartford Courant newspaper for 12 years from 1984-96. She then went on to work for one year at The Chicago Tribune and in 1997 at The Register Guard in Eugene, Oregon. During this time Paula was affiliated with several photo agencies such as Black Star till 1994 and then Gamma Liaison and Tony Stone Images; which have both been absorbed by Getty Images.
In 1998 Paula chose to go freelance, leaving the USA, basing herself in Bangkok, covered news and feature stories throughout Asian region, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. After freelancing for a four years, Paula joined as staff photographer for Getty Images since June 2002, and has been awarded numerous honors for her work, which appears daily throughout the world’s media.