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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Oded Balilty

A Jewish settler struggles with an Israeli security officer during clashes that erupted as authorities evacuated the West Bank settlement outpost of Amona, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah, on Feb. 1, 2006. Oded Balilty of the Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for this image. (Photo: Oded Balilty/AP)

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Oded Balilty

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, Balilty joined the Associated Press.

In 2007, he won a 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 only Israeli photographer to have won a Pulitzer. 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. In addition to his photojournalism, his fine art photography has been exhibited in galleries in Europe and Israel. (AP)

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