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 the AP. Balilty lives in Tel Aviv and photographs current events and documentary features for the 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.
MAYA GOLD is a well-known and respected contemporary Israeli painter who works with one of the top galleries in Tel Aviv. She also teaches the craft at Israel’s first, and renowned art school, called Bezalel. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Tel Aviv Museum, and have been acquired by collectors worldwide – a testament to the quality of her work.