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

Her editorial and commercial work has appeared in TASTE, the Washington Post, On She GoesChicago Reader, WAMU 88.7, Ebony, Greenpeace USA, Detour, Complex Media, and Buzzfeed.

Her personal work, which includes photography, text, and installation, explores the various ways one can navigate, shape, and take up physical and psychic space, and how this leads to the construction of the self. It 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.

She is currently a photo editor at ESPN and was previously the director of photography at the Chicago Reader, an award-winning aweekly newspaper.

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 Institute. 

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

phone: +1 773 332 9149

photo by Yodith Dammlash