Scott Strazzante

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Scott Strazzante (born March 11, 1964) is an American photojournalist at the San Francisco Chronicle. As a member of the Chicago Tribune staff, he co-won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for a series about faulty government regulation of dangerously defective toys, cribs and car seats. [1]


He grew up in Chicago and graduated from Ripon College, where he majored in business management and art (1982–86).


He has been published in National Geographic Magazine, Mother Jones Magazine,[2] Sports Illustrated, and other publications. Strazzante's Common Ground project has been published in National Geographic and made into a video by MediaStorm.[3]

He is a former Illinois Press Photographer Association President (2001–2010)[4] and National Press Photographers Association Region 5 Director and Associate Director (1999–2005).[citation needed]

Strazzante is a prolific street photographer using his iPhone with Hipstamatic app.[5]


He is an eleven-time Illinois Photographer of the Year.[6] He was awarded National Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 2000[7] and National Newspaper Photographer of the Year runner-up in 2007.[8]


  1. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes | Citation". Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  2. ^ "Promised Land". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  3. ^ "Common Ground". MediaStorm.
  4. ^ "Illinois Press Photographers Association". Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  5. ^ "Hipstamatic gives news shooter fresh eye for Chicago streets - Cult of Mac". 8 May 2014.
  6. ^ [1] archived
  7. ^ "58th Pictures of the Year". Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  8. ^ "Newspaper Photographer of the Year". Retrieved 2012-10-17.

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