About + Contact

About + Contact

Email: danielle@daniellescruggs.com 
Phone: +1 773 332 9149

My name is Danielle A. Scruggs and I am a photographer, photo editor, and writer based in Washington, D.C.

My editorial and commercial work has appeared in TASTE, the Washington Post, On She GoesChicago Reader, WAMU 88.7, Ebony, Greenpeace USA, Detour, Complex Media, and Buzzfeed.

My personal work, which includes photography, text, and installation, explores the various ways one can navigate, shape, and take up physical and psychic space, and how this leads to the construction of the self. It has been exhibited at Flashpoint Gallery, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, A.I.R. Gallery, Arlington Arts Center, the National Institutes of Health, Roman Susan Gallery, and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.

Currently, I'm a photo editor at ESPN and was previously the director of photography at the Chicago Reader, an award-winning weekly newspaper.

I also founded Black Women Directors, a site that celebrates the work of Black women filmmakers around the world. It has garnered mentions from Blavity, For Harriet, and the British Film Institute. (Follow me on Twitter, where you'll find news about Black women in film and live recaps of my favorite TV show, Queen Sugar.)

I'm available for freelance assignments; get in touch and let's work together.