Shaul Schwarz was born in Israel and moved to New York in 1999 as a freelance photographer. Still based in New York today, his work has appeared in major international publications such as Life, Time, Newsweek, Paris Match, The New York Times, Le Monde II, L'Espresso Magazine and Stern, among others. Shaul has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict extensively for the last eight years and has also covered stories in the United States, Senegal, France, Jordan, Mexico, Israel, Haiti and Afghanistan. Over the last three years, he has developed an interest in filmmaking.

Shaul has completed a few short reports that were aired on Israel’s channel 2. The Block, his first feature film, was completed in June 2006. In 2004, Shaul won two World Press awards along with two POY awards for his coverage of the uprising in Haiti. He has won numerous different awards, including being named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers for 2006. Shaul most recently won the Visa d’Or for news at Perpignan 2006 for his still photography work in Gaza. He was also granted a first place magazine story of the year from POY 2006 for his Gaza pullout coverage.