Oded Balilty is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Israeli photographer. Born and raised in Jerusalem, he began his career as a photographer for the Israeli army magazine Bamahane. In 2002, at the height of the second Palestinian uprising, Balilty joined the Associated Press.
In 2007, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of a lone Jewish settler confronting Israeli security officers during the evacuation of a West Bank settlement outpost. He is the only Israeli photographer to have won a Pulitzer. From 2007-2008, he was based in Beijing for AP.
Balilty lives in Tel Aviv and photographs current events and documentary features for AP in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and around the world. In addition to his photojournalism, his fine art photography has been exhibited in galleries in Europe and Israel. (AP)