Jerusalem, OH, United States
Muhammed Muheisen, was born in Jerusalem in 1981, graduated with a degree in journalism and political science. He is currently based in Islamabad, as Associated Press Chief Photographer for Pakistan.
Muheisen joined Associated Press in 2001, covering major events in the Middle East, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including the funeral of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the US led -war in Iraq, including the capture of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, as well as events in Saudi Arabia, China, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, Syria, France and South Africa and recently the funeral procession of Nelson Mandela.
His work has received many international awards, among others
Two times Breaking News Pulitzer Prize winner in 2005 and 2013 for covering the war in Iraq and the civil war in Syria, TIME Magazine best wire photographer of 2013, and most recently an AP Gramling Journalism Award of 2014.
Picture of the year 2007 POYI, from Saudi Arabia of the Annual Muslim pilgrimage, participant of the prestigious World Press Photo 2012 Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.
2011 APME News Photos award for his series on unrest in Yemen and the John L. Dougherty Award for exemplary work by an AP staff member who is 30 years old or younger, Gold and Bronze prizes in 11th Asia Media Awards 2012, first prize in 78th National Headliner Awards 2012, Two prizes in the Atlanta photojournalism seminar of 2009, a Prize in the French Festival Du Scoop of 2009 and a Prize in the National Headliner awards of 2009.
Among other exhibitions, in 2013 a collection from a decade of his work about life in war was exhibited in the French photo festival Visa pour L'Image in Perpignan, France.