Danielle A. Scruggs is a photographer, photo editor, and writer based in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Howard University with a degree in print journalism and from Maryland Institute College of Art with a master's degree in digital art. She was a 2013 artist-in-residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and attended the inaugural THREAD at Yale storytelling conference in 2015, the New York Times Portfolio Review in 2018, and the Kalish Workshop for photo editing in 2018.

Her work has been published in the New York Times,, TASTE magazine, WashingtonianOn She GoesChicago ReaderDetourEbony, Complex Media, and Buzzfeed. She has 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. She also contributes freelance photo editing and art direction to the Southern Foodways Alliance as Gravy Quarterly's first-ever Visuals Editor.

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 of Black Women Directors, an online resource highlighting Black women in film.

She 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 freelance work in Chicago, IL and the greater United States.

CONTACT  / 773.332.9149

Current Location
Chicago, IL

photo by Danielle Finney