Portraits, third prize singles
October 31, 2014
Amorie West, dressed as a disco girl, adjusts her gloves before a Halloween party at her housing complex.
San Antonio Express-News
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Lisa Krantz is a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News. In the 2015 Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition she was awarded third place Newspaper Photographer of the Year and second place Issue Reporting Picture Story-Newspaper for “A Life Apart: The Toll of Obesity,” the story of Hector Garcia Jr.’s struggle with obesity in the last four years of his life. “A Life Apart” was also screened at Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan, France in 2014.
In 2014 her photographs of survivors of Military Sexual Assault received multiple awards including first place Issue Reporting Picture Story-Newspaper in POYi. Her project on Sam Houston High School, an inner-city school threatened with closure, garnered recognition including the 2010 Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Photojournalism and third place POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year for 2010. She also received the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for her portfolio in 2012. She is a three-time NPPA Region 8 Photographer of the Year and her work has also been recognized by NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism and the National Headliner Awards.
She has a psychology degree from Florida State University and a MA in photography from Syracuse University. Previously she worked at the Naples (FL) Daily News.
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Lisa Krantz on Twitter
20 March 2017
Thanks @fvaraorta! We miss you! https://t.co/g3qKfYNCbb
13 March 2017
Very disturbing, not a single woman, unless they are in a photo with one of the photographers. https://t.co/SWfJUk0bxU
26 February 2017
Truth. #NotTheEnemy https://t.co/yxZUJgnm9M
26 February 2017
Incredible gut-wrenching photo by Richard Tsong-Taatarii. https://t.co/hoU8mkjid3