Ammar Awad was born in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank in 1981. Awad has a Jordanian nationality.
Ammar joined Reuters in 2000 as a stringer and became a staff photographer in 2007.
Awad covers events in Israel and the West Bank has covered events such as the Second Lebanon War in 2006 and the Israeli offensives in Gaza.
Awad also travels and assists with Reuters coverage around the Middle East: He was in Iraq in 2003, in Lebanon in 2006 and in Yemen and Libya in 2011.