Moises Saman was born in Lima(Peru) in 1974 and grew up in Spain until his late teenage years, then relocating to the United States to study Communications and Sociology. Moises started working as a professional photographer in New York and became a Staff Photographer at New York Newsday from 2000-2007 before going freelance in late 2007.
Since 2001 Moises has concentrated on covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as projects in Pakistan, Nepal, Cuba, Haiti, Lebanon, Central Asia and South America.
In 2008 Moises' work from El Salvador received a judge's special mention in the Overseas Press Club "Olivier Rebbot Award" for magazine photography and was part of a portfolio that placed 3rd in the Magazine Photographer of the Year Award from POYi. In 2007 Moises' work from Afghanistan received a 3rd prize on the Daily Life Story category in the 2007 World Press Photo contest and an Honorable Mention in the UNICEF Photo of the Year awards. In 2007 Saman also received a World Press Photo award for his coverage of the presidential elections in Haiti, as well as being named Photographer of the Year by the New York Press Photographers Association. In 2004 Moises was selected as a participant in the World Press Photo's Joop Swart Masterclass.
Moises Saman lives in New York City and is currently represented by Magnum Photos (www.magnumphotos.com). He is a regular contributor for The New York Times, Newsweek, and Human Rights Watch, among other international clients.