Lisa Krantz is a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News in Texas. Her work has been recognized by World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International (POYi) including the Community Awareness Award and third place Newspaper Photographer of the Year (2010 & 2015). She was part of the Express-News team named as a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Feature Photography and has received the ASNE Community Service Photojournalism Award and the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Photojournalism twice. NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, PDN Photo Annual, SPJ's Sigma Delta Chi and the National Headliner Awards have also recognized her work. She is a three-time NPPA Region 8 Photographer of the Year.
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, was screened at Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan, France, and exhibited at the Festival della Fotografia Etica in Lodi, Italy. Krantz 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. She is an avid trail runner, regularly daydreaming about her next ultramarathon, and lives in San Antonio with her husband, Jay, two goofy Greyhounds and one grumpy cat.