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JMU alum named chief photographer for Vice President Kamala Harris


By Jessica Kronzer, staff writer

Lawrence Jackson, a 1990 graduate, will return to the White House to serve as chief photographer for Vice President Kamala Harris after Harris and Joe Biden are sworn in Jan. 20. The transition team announced Jackson's hiring Jan. 15 along with other members of the vice president's staff.

Jackson previously served as staff photographer during President Barack Obama’s administration. Jackson most recently worked as staff photographer for Harris during the Biden-Harris campaign last year. He documented moments such as Harris receiving her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

When Jackson attended JMU, he was a photo editor for The Breeze. Upon graduation, Jackson worked as a staff photographer for The Virginian-Pilot newspaper for nearly a decade. He then was hired by the Associated Press to photograph sports, politics and other news in Washington, D.C.




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Published: Sunday, January 17, 2021

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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