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 works as a freelance photographer represented by Reportage by Getty Images. Schwarz’s work has appeared in major international publications such as Newsweek, Time, the New York Times Magazine, GEO, Paris Match, Stern, El País Magazine, GQ, and Marie Claire among others. His coverage of the conflict in Haiti in 2004 received two World Press Awards. In 2005, Schwarz won the highly acclaimed Visa D'or in Perpignan for his work on settlers from the Gaza strip. Most recently he was honored with the 2008 Robert Capa Award given out by the Overseas Press Club.
Schwarz’s other recognitions include Pictures of the Year (POY), third place for Magazine Story of the Year, 2008; PDN Photo Annual, 2008; POY, third place for Magazine News Stories, 2007; American Photography, 2007; Communication Arts, 2007; Time Magazine Year in Pictures, 2006; PDN 30 to Watch For, 2006; POY, first place for Magazine News Stories, 2006; American Photography, 2006; World Press Photo, second place for Spot News, 2006; World Press Photo, third place for People in the News, 2006; POY, first place for Magazine News Stories, 2005; POY, first place for Spot News Singles, 2005; American Photography, 2005; NPPA, second place for Magazine News, 2005; Time Magazine Year in Pictures, 2004; Communication Arts, 2004; American Photography, 2004; PDN Photo Annual, 2004; Time Magazine Year in Pictures, 2003; and Communication Arts, 2003.