Elizabeth Kreutz is an independent photojournalist specializing in documentary sports photography. She has traveled around the world and been granted exclusive access to photograph Lance Armstrong, Manny Pacquiao, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Apolo Anton-Ohno among others. In 2010, her work with Lance Armstrong won her a World Press Photo first place award for Sports Feature Story, a Pictures of the Year International first place award for Sports Picture Story and a Photo District News award. She has also photographed the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Elizabeth was one of the few photographers asked to Road Test new Canon digital equipment and participate in a round table discussion at the prestigious Visa d'Photojournalism festival in Perpignan France. Her work has been featured in world leading publications including Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, The Guardian, Lequipe, Stern, Outside, Runners World, Velonews and Triathlete. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, James Bonney and their two sons, Charlie and Ben.
Liz uses SanDisk Extreme® memory cards, which gives her
the confidence to be in the moment and capture her subjects
while not having to worry about space, speed, or reliability.
To think about my best experiences as a photographer over a 20 years career is tough. Fortunately, there have been a lot and I am very thankful for that. The experiences I have had while photographing my subjects is what I cherish most. I am honored to have been able to document such important moments in history. So, I would have to say documenting Lance Armstrong for the last 20 plus years has definitely been one of the best. With his complete trust and respect comes creative freedom and full access which has been a dream on-going project for a documentary photographer.
My worst experience as a photographer was when my moto driver crashed with me photographing during a cycling race and also made Lance crash. Thankfully we were all ok...except for my gear...
I love to pan while photographing cycling, usually between 1/15 and 1/60.
I thrive on it!