Born in in Jerusalem in 1979.
Oded Balilty is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Israeli photographer. Born and raised in Jerusalem, he has been a staff photographer for AP since 2002.
Balilty lives in Tel Aviv and photographs current events and documentary features for AP in Israel, the Palestinian Territories and around the world. His work has been commissioned for editorial assignments by Time Magazine, National Geographic, and many others.
In recent years, Balilty has been working on personal projects focusing on the thin line between photojournalism and fine art. While these two styles appear drastically different, for Balilty, they inform one another. His fine art photography has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Israel and around the world.
Balilty has won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize (2007), World Press Photo (2008, 2007), Picture of the Year International (2014, 2012), Overseas Press Club of America (2013), UNICEF Photo of the Year (2008), National Geographic All Roads Photography Program (2007) and the Sigma Delta Chi Award (2007).