American/Spanish
b1974
Moises Saman is documentary photographer and a member of Magnum Photos.

His most recent body of work, a book project titled Discordia, is a visual account of the Arab Spring, made up of work compiled over four years spent living in the Middle East. The work featured in Discordia has received numerous awards, including the 2015 Guggenheim Grant for Photography, the Eugene Smith Memorial Fund (2014), the Henri Nannen Preis (2014),the World Press Photo (2014), and Pictures of the Year International (2012, 2014, 2015).

Moises is currently a regular contributor to The New Yorker Magazine, TIME Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, among other international magazines.

From 2007-2012 he was a regular contributor to The New York Times, and from 2000-2007 was a staff press photographer at Newsday newspaper in New York.

His work from Iraq and Afghanistan has received numerous international awards, including from the Overseas Press Club (2008), Pictures of the Year International (2008), the New York Press Photographers Association (2007), and the World Press Photo (2004, 2007).

His interest in photography emerged from his university studies in sociology, and was influenced by the work of photojournalists that were covering the wars in the former Yugoslavia.