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Jérôme Delay is the Associated Press chief photographer for Africa. After first working as an AP stringer in Denver, Colorado, then as a staff photographer for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Washington D.C., Delay joined the AP in 1991 in Jerusalem. Since then he has been based in Paris and Johannesburg. He has covered the White House, World Cup soccer and conflicts all over the world: the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans, Northern Ireland, Haiti, Kashmir, and Afghanistan. Jérôme has won prizes from Pictures of the Year International, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, White House News Photographers Association, the Excellence in Journalism award, the Bayeux war correspondents award and was nominated for the 2015 Visa d’or News. He was twice a Pulitzer Prize finalist and recipient of the top AP internal award, The Gramling Award for Journalistic Excellence for his coverage of the second Gulf war. His images have been published around the world and displayed in major exhibitions on three continents, including the Council on Foreign relations in New York, the Visa pour l'Image photojournalism festival in France, and the LagosPhoto festival in Nigeria. (Photo shot in Gao, Mali, 2013. Photo sponsors: Shelton and Courtenay Griffin.)

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