Lisa Krantz is a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News. She joined the Express-News in 2004 after working at the Naples (FL) Daily News for five years. She received a psychology degree from Florida State University and earned her master’s degree in photography from Syracuse University.
At the Express-News she covers everything from hurricanes to the NBA Championship but her true love is finding and telling intimate, untold stories in her community. Through her work in San Antonio, she has been named the NPPA Region 8 Photographer of the Year for 2009 and 2005 and runner-up in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
In February, Lisa was awarded third place Newspaper Photographer of the Year in POYi. Her project chronicling a year at Sam Houston High School, a troubled school threatened with closure, was also awarded second place Issue Reporting Picture Story and named a finalist for the Community Awareness Award in POYi. The project was part of the portfolio that earned Lisa the 2010 Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Photojournalism and was named a finalist for the ASNE Community Photojournalism Award.