Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Jacqueline Larma

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)

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Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A Rwandan child, too weak from malnutrition to stand in line for vaccination, rests his head on a ledge at a crowded refugee camp for orphaned children in Ndosho, Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo), near Goma, July 28, 1994. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

An Israeli youth stretches to flick an insect off the barrel of a howitzer during a weapons show on Israel’s 50th anniversary, in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, April 30, 1998. It is not known who placed a yellow flower in the weapon’s muzzle. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A Serbian boy is comforted as he cries and presses his head against the window of a bus while fleeing the town of Kosovo Polje, outside Pristina, for the town of Nis in Serbia, Sept. 17, 1999. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Palestinian gunmen affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) participate in the funerals of Ayman Zerob, 15, and Adnan Brais, 24, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, Aug. 21, 2002. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A weak Rwandan Hutu refugee strains to receive water at the Kibumba refugee camp, Aug. 1, 1994, near Goma, Zaire (DRC). Relief organizations and military specialists were scrambling to provide clean drinking water for some 1.2 million refugees within Zaire. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Palestinians leave a United Nations health clinic, with its main vehicle gate chained closed, at the Jabalia refugee camp, home to over 101,000 refugees, in the northern Gaza Strip, Aug. 20, 2002. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., looks out toward the tarmac at the executive terminal of Philadelphia International Airport as he waits to board a plane while campaigning one day before Pennsylvania’s Republican primary on April 26, 2004. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A young girl peers out of a window covered in plastic in place of destroyed glass panes, in Gorazde, Bosnia, Jan. 19, 1996. Encircled by Bosnian Serb forces at the beginning of the war, Gorazde held on as the other eastern Bosnian Muslim enclaves fell. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A 6-month-old Rwandan baby girl weighing only 5 1/2 pounds is fed through her nose while she rests in a cardboard box while being attended to by an Israeli doctor at the Israel Defense Forces field hospital in Goma, Zaire (DNC), on July 29, 1994. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A Palestinian boy clings to the hand of his father, who is holding his identity card, and looks up at an Israeli soldier armed with a Galil assault rifle at the Bethlehem checkpoint in southern Jerusalem, Jan. 9, 1998. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A Palestinian activist with the PLO’s Fatah faction shouts slogans in the West Bank town of Ramallah as he urges others to avenge the killing of Palestinians shot to death by Israeli troops, Jan. 20, 1994. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A Bosnian woman walks next to a barricade made of mortar and bullet-damaged buses and cars as she makes her way through the frontline neighborhood of Dobrinja in Sarajevo, Nov. 13, 1994. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A woman in Sarajevo cries while she struggles to carry a sack of firewood to her home as winter weather makes life more difficult for the city’s residents, Nov. 27, 1994. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A woman lights a candle on the rail tracks leading to the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Jan. 27, 1995, during the commemoration of the Soviet liberation of the camp 50 years ago. An estimated 1.5 million people were killed in the camp during Nazi rule. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A Bosnian Serb woman passes under blankets hung as an anti-sniper screen on Jan. 22, 1996, in the Sarajevo suburb of Grbavica. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A boy in Sarajevo plays behind the wheel of a wrecked car parked in front of a war-damaged building, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1996. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Philadelphia firefighters work the scene of an overnight blaze in west Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 2015, as icicles form where water from their hoses has frozen. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Greek Orthodox pilgrims stand prepared to witness the Good Friday procession led by Greek Orthodox Patriarch Diodoros I, inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the site of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and burial, April 16, 1993, in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

An ultra-Orthodox Jew raises his arms as he recites a prayer while two Israeli soldiers also offer prayers during heavy snowfall at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, March 18, 1998. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A masked member of the PFLP (Poplular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) carries a club during a demonstration calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails, Dec. 10, 1998, at Bethlehem University in the West Bank. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

An ethnic Albanian woman is supported as she mourns at the funeral of 34 KLA soldiers killed in a spring 1999 offensive against the Yugoslav Army at a mass funeral in Ferizaj, south of the Kosovo’s capital, Pristina, on Sept. 12, 1999. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Ethnic Albanians hold pictures of loved ones who are missing and believed to be held as prisoners in Serbia during a demonstration in Pristina on Sept. 20, 1999. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

An ethnic Albanian steers a decrepit car his family has salvaged as it is towed down a street in the provincial Kosovo capital, Pristina, on Sept. 21, 1999. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Metropolitan Mar Sewerios Malki Murad, left, the top Syrian Orthodox cleric in the Holy Land, conducts a Sunday service in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, Jan. 30, 2000. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

New members of Force 17, Yasser Arafat’s personal security force, march with weapons during their graduation ceremony in the West Bank town of Dahariya, June 3, 2000. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

David Eldredge, a veteran of the Korean War and supporter of the Veterans for Peace organization, holds a placard showing U.S. troops who have died in Iraq during a Veterans Day protest against the U.S.-led military occupation of Iraq, Nov. 11, 2003, in Philadelphia. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Michael Berg, left, collapses to the ground in front of the family house in West Chester, Pa., on May 11, 2004, and is comforted by his son, David, after learning from a reporter of a video posted Tuesday on an Islamic militant website showing the beheading of an American civilian who identified himself as his son, Nick Berg. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Men listen to a speaker at a protest held by leaders of local mosques in front of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia, June 11, 2004. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Participants place their hands on their hearts during the playing of the national anthem at a Veterans Day ceremony in front of the Delaware County Courthouse in Media, Pa., Nov. 11, 2004. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Palestinians try to speak to Palestinian police through a fence as they wait to be processed for travel via the Rafah border crossing at the Egyptian border in southern Gaza Strip, Aug. 22, 2002. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Dennis Best, vice president of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, places his cap over his heart during the recitation of a benediction at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam memorial site in Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 2005. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A Palestinian woman gestures in front of a wall riddled with heavy machine-gun fire from an Israeli tank outside the Paradise hotel on Nativity Road in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Oct. 29, 2001. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Palestinians walk past Israeli border police, standing atop a block of stone, after crossing an Israeli army checkpoint between the West Bank town of Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Nov. 30, 2001. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A woman attends a gathering of women mourning at the family home of Andaleeb Taqtaqah, 20, in the West Bank village of Beit Fajjar, April 13, 2002. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Todd Nix, chief musician and head drum major for Navy, waits in the tunnel before marching on the field for the start of the 113th Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Dec. 8, 2012. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Debbie Mones takes a break from shoveling mud and oil out of the backyard shed of her home, which was severely damaged by flooding during Hurricane Katrina, in Chalmette, La., east of New Orleans, Dec. 17, 2005. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

A female Jewish settler dressed as a clown for the Jewish holiday of Purim stands in front of two Israeli soldiers the West Bank town of Hebron, March 7, 1993. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Henry Obie, a student from Nigeria studying at West Point, watches Army cadets march onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Navy at Lincoln Financial Field, Dec. 14, 2013, in Philadelphia. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

Angel Ayala, left, and Austin Seraphin touch a quartzite likeness of Ramesses II at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 2013. Ayala, 16 and blind since birth, touched ancient Egyptian artifacts at the University of Pennsylvania archaeology museum as part of a tour for the blind and visually impaired. Seraphin is also blind and helped to develop the tour. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)

Photographer Jacqueline Larma

President Bush reaches out to catch a baseball belonging to a young audience member, Sarah Sutherland, unseen. He later signed it following a question-and-answer session at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pa., July 9, 2004. (Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP)