Jay Janner, staff photographer at the Austin American-Statesman on Tuesday May 15, 2012.

I’m a staff photographer at the Austin American-Statesman, and since 2003 I’ve been documenting the highs and lows of Austin, Texas, a city that I truly love.  It is my pleasure and honor to help record our history.

My photos have won international awards from Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism.  I’m a three-time winner of the Headliners Foundation of Texas Charles E. Green Star Photojournalist of the Year award, and a three-time Photographer of the Year for NPPA Region 8, which is comprised of Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.

Previously, I was a staff photographer at the Colorado Springs Gazette and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

— Jay Janner