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, he joined the Associated Press and 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. Balilty lives in Tel Aviv and photographs current events and documentary features in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and around the world. Besides his photojournalism, his fine art photography is exhibited in galleries throughout Europe and Israel.