Danielle A. Scruggs is a photographer, visual editor, and writer based in Chicago, Illinois. She holds a BA in Journalism from Howard University and an MA in Digital Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She attended the New York Times Portfolio Review in 2018 and the Kalish Workshop for photo editing in 2018. She has exhibited her work across the United States and has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Byrdcliffe, and the Wassaic Project.

Her photography clients include the New York TimesNew Republic, ESPN's The Undefeated, Buzzfeed, VICE, and Washingtonian magazine.

She has written about film, food, and visual culture for Teen Vogue, Observer, Wieden + Kennedy, and Okayplayer.

She currently works as a photo editor for Vox and the Southern Foodways Alliance. She was previously the Senior Photo Editor at ESPN's The Undefeated and Director of Photography at the Chicago Reader. She is also the founder and editor of Black Women Directors, an online resource highlighting Black women in film.

Danielle is a member of several groups working to create equity within the visual storytelling field, including Authority CollectiveDiversify.Photo and Women Photograph. She is available for commissions in Chicago and throughout the greater United States.


Chicago, IL

CONTACT | @dascruggs

Photo by Danielle Finney