Muhammed Muheisen was born in Jerusalem in 1981 and 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 them: two-time 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 Oliver S. Gramling Award for journalism of 2014. His work also was recognized by Picture of the Year 2007 POYI, 2011 APME News Photos award for his series on unrest in Yemen, the John L. Dougherty Award for exemplary work by an AP staff member who is 30 years old or younger, and first prize in the 78th National Headliner Awards of 2012.