Danielle A. Scruggs is a photographer and writer based in Chicago.

Her editorial work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Chicago Reader, WAMU Bandwidth, Ebony, and Buzzfeed.

Her personal work 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, among other museums and galleries throughout the United States.

She is currently the Director of Photography at the Chicago Reader, an award-winning weekly newspaper that combines investigative journalism and in-depth arts and culture writing. She has created a space for original photo essays and commissioned videos and digital media projects for Her work has been nominated for awards by the Chicago Headline Society, the Association for Alternative Newsmedia, and the National Association of Black Journalists.

She is also the founder of 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 Instittute

Danielle received her M.A.from the Maryland Institute College of Art and B.A. from Howard University. She is available for freelance assignments throughout Chicago and the greater United States.

phone: 773.332.9149

Chicago Reader
The Washington Post
Stop Smiling
Howard University
Greenpeace USA
Complex Media