Oded Balilty

Hide and Seek, Dead Sea, 2017 © Oded Balilty



Oded Balilty is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Israeli photographer. Born and raised in Jerusalem, he has been a staff photographer for the Associated Press since 2002.

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. 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.

AWARDS | Recognitions

2017 Head On Photo Awards (Landscape Prize Finalist)
2016 China International Press Photo Contest (1st place in Stories for Horses Hospital)
2014 National Headliner Award (1st place portrait category)
2015 NPPA Awards (1st place pictorial category)
2014 NPPA Awards (Honorable Mention portrait category)
2014/2012 Picture of the Year International (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)
2012 Henri Nannen Prize Nomination
2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist (with group of AP photographers – Sichuan earthquake)
2009 PGB Award (1st place for coverage of Sichuan earthquake)
2009 National Headliner Awards (Photography Portfolio)
2008 World Press Photo (3rd place, People in the News)
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 International Headliner Award (1st place)
2007 NPPA (1st and 2nd place)
2007 National Headliner Award (1st prize for Magazines)
2007 Sigma Delta Chi Award (Spot News Photography)
2006 Editor and Publisher Award (1st place for Multiple Images Photo Essay)
2004 Editor and Publisher Award (1st place for multiple images/photo essays)
2003 APME News Photography Award

Solo Exhibitions
2017 “Oded Balilty: Selected Works”Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, JCC Manhattan, NY
2016 “Miss Trans Israel” Photoville, Brooklyn, NY
2015 “Vets”Photoville, Brooklyn, NY
2015 “Sabra Traces”N&N Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
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,” Musée d’ethnographie de 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
2017 “To Draw Freedom”Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
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


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