Shaul Schwarz was born in Israel in 1974. He started his photographic career in the Israeli air force. After finishing his service he moved on to cover news in Israel and in the West Bank before relocating to New York in 1999. Today he is still based in New York and works as a freelance photographer represented by Reportage by Getty Images.
Schwarz’s work has regularly appeared in major international publications such as, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Marie Clair, Geo, Men’s Journal, Paris Match, Stern, among others. His coverage of the conflict in Haiti in 2004 granted him two World press Awards among others received that year. In 2006 Schwarz won the highly acclaimed Visa D’or in Perpignan for his work on Uprooting Settlers from the Gaza strip. He has recently covered the aftermath of the Kenyan elections for Newsweek and worked with CNN’s Christiana Amanpour on her new film to be released at the end of the year. He has recently started teaching workshops at the International Center of Photography in New York.