Jacqueline Larma is a photojournalist and the Associated Press’s regional photo editor for the eastern United States, based in Philadelphia.
She was born in New York and grew up in Texas. In 1987, two years after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she followed a deep personal interest in the Middle East and moved to Jerusalem. After freelancing for the Sipa and Black Star photo agencies and working as a photo assistant for Agence France-Presse, she became an Associated Press staff photographer in Jerusalem in 1991.
Larma transferred to AP’s London bureau in 1994 and worked extensively in Europe before returning to Jerusalem in 1997. In 2000, she was promoted to chief photographer and photo editor for Israel and the Palestinian territories. In 2003, Larma returned to the United States, where she has been a staff photographer and regional photo editor based in Philadelphia.
She was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography as part of a four-person AP team for coverage of the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath. When she was chief photographer and photo editor in Jerusalem, her staff won the Overseas Press Club’s 2003 John Faber Award and an Associated Press Managing Editors Award for their coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP)