Lisa Krantz–2019 Berman Lecture
Lisa Krantz is a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News and an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She is a 2019 honoree of the Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award from the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). She is also a Nieman Fellow, Class of 2020) who will study the relationship between photojournalists and the people they photograph during times of sustained trauma.
In 2018 she was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for the story of Rowan Windham, a 10-year-old who inspired others with his positive outlook on life despite battling a rare, incurable disorder. She was also a finalist in 2015 as part of a team entry on the Central American immigration crisis. 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 has twice received both the ASNE Photojournalism Award and the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Photojournalism. 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.