Danielle A. Scruggs is a photographer, writer, and Senior Photo Editor at ESPN's The Undefeated, based in Washington, D.C. Born and raised 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 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 TASTE magazine, WashingtonianOn She GoesChicago ReaderDetourEbony, Complex Media, and Buzzfeed. She has also 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 has also contributed freelance photo editing and art direction to the Southern Foodways Alliance as Gravy Quarterly's image editor.

She was previously the director of photography at the Chicago Reader and 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 the Washington, D.C. area and the greater United States.

CONTACT  / 773.332.9149

Current Location
Washington, D.C.

July 18-22 | Nassau, Bahamas
August 9-19 | Chicago, IL

August 19-21 | Oxford, MS

photo by Danielle Finney