Danielle A. Scruggs is a photographer, visual editor, and writer based in Chicago, Illinois. She has exhibited her work across the United States and has been an artist-in-residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock and the Wassaic Project. She attended the New York Times Portfolio Review in 2018 and the Kalish Workshop for photo editing in 2018.

She is currently the Visual Editor at the Southern Foodways Alliance and 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.

She is a member of several groups working to create equity within the visual storytelling field, including Authority CollectiveDiversify.Photo and Women Photograph

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AARP, New York Times, NPR, VICE, Taste, Washingtonian, Wieden + Kennedy, Girlgaze, Sprout Social, Chicago Reader, Ebony, Cancer Wellness


"Photographer and Curator Unearth Hidden Photos of Black Chicago", WBEZ Morning Shift
"Inside a Sleek World of Medical Marijuana Cultivation", PDN Online
"This Website Will Help You Find Dope Movies Directed By Black Women", Gabi Thorne, Blavity
 " ‘…And Then You Get Shot’: An artist’s response to black death in America", Latoya Peterson, Fusion

 "Art Review: 'Reprise: 40 to the Fore' at Arlington Arts Center", Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post
Photos reach deep into go-go’s ‘pocket’", Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

Photo by Danielle Finney