About

about

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, he joined The Associated Press. In 2007, he won the 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 first and only Israeli photographer to receive the Pulitzer Prize. 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.

Besides his photojournalism, his fine art photography has been exhibited in galleries in Europe and Israel.

Balilty is available for special assignments via AP Images.

Solo Exhibitions

 

2015 “Sabra Traces” Eretz Israel Museum” Tel Aviv
2014 “In Observation” Projex Connect, San Francisco
2013 “Restraint,” N&N Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2013 “Israel, Soviet Style,” Russian Photo Forum, Moscow, Russia
2011 “Marginal Notes,” N&N Amana Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009 “Hide and Seek,” Artist House, Jerusalem
2008 “China,” photo festival, Gijon, Spain
2007 “Chernobyl Today,” Coalmine photo gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2007 “Along the Lines,” Lucca Digital Photo Festival, Lucca, Italy
2007 “Along the Lines,” Ethnography Museum Neuchâtel, Switzerland
2005 “Along the Lines,” Coalmine photo gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2006 “Chernobyl Today,” Festival du Scoop, Angers, France
2000 “Reflected Reality” with artist Anna Shapira, Z.O.A House, Tel Aviv, Israel

Selected group exhibitions

2014 “The Double Exposure Project” Shpilman Institute For Photography, Tel Aviv
2012 International Photography Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel

2011 “A Road to Nowhere,” Ashdod Museum, Ashdod, Israel
2008 “Portraits of Holocaust Survivors,” Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, Jerusalem
2005 “Conflict Inherited,” joint exhibition of Israeli and Palestinian photographers, War Photos Limited Gallery, Dubrovnik, Croatia
2004 “AP Jerusalem,” VISA Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France

Awards

2014 National Headliner Award (1st place portrait category)
2014 NPPA Awards (Honorable Mention portrait category)
2014 Picture of the Year International (2nd place, Portrait series)
2013 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar (1st place portrait and 2nd place sport feature)
2013 Overseas Press Club of America (Feature Photography)

2012 China International Press Photo Contest (1st place in daily life category, 2nd place in daily life and sports feature categories)
2012 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar (1st place, pictorial category)
2012 Picture of the Year International (1st place, portrait)
2012 Henri Nannen Prize Nomination
2009 PX3 (3rd place in photojournalism general news)
2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist (with group of Associated Press photographers for photos of Sichuan earthquake)
2009 Picture of the Year International (Award of Excellence for “Ping Pong Nation” and coverage of Sichuan earthquake)
2009 PGB Award (1st place for coverage of Sichuan earthquake)
2009 National Headliner Awards (Photography Portfolio)
2009 NPPA Awards (Honorable Mention, Natural Disaster)
2008 World Press Photo (3rd place, People in the News)
2008 Picture of the Year International (3rd place, news picture story)
2008 APME (for coverage of Sichuan earthquake)
2008 UNICEF Photo of the Year (2nd place, coverage of Sichuan earthquake)
2008 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar (awards in five categories for China photography)
2007 National Geographic All Roads Photography Program
2007 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography
2007 World Press Photo (1st place, People in the News)
2007 Germany Lead Awards (1st place, Photography Category)
2007 Picture of the Year International (1st place, Human Conflict)
2007 International Headliner Award (1st place)
2007 NPPA (1st and 2nd place)
2007 National Headliner Award (1st prize for Magazines, News Services, Syndicates – Spot News Photography)
2007 Sigma Delta Chi Award (Spot News Photography)
2007 APME Award (with group of photographers, for coverage of 2006 Israel-Lebanon War)
2006 UNICEF Photo of the Year (Honorable Mention, Single Picture)
2006 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar (1st place, Best in Show)
2006 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar (1st place, Spot News)
2006 Editor and Publisher Award (1st place for Multiple Images Photo Essay, Honorable Mention for Single Picture)
2004 Editor and Publisher Award (1st place for multiple images/photo essays)
2003 APME News Photography Award (with AP photographers, for coverage of violence in the Middle East)