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Born Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Washington, D.C.
2017 Migrations, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2013 By Extension, Glasco Turnpike House, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
2013 Body Politic, Luther College, Decorah, IA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
2018 You, if no one else, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2017 Property, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 Common Sense(s): A Photo Zine Exhibition, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
2015 Slideshow, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015 Made in Woodstock VII, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
2014 Portrait of an Artist, Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, D.C.
2014 Fourth Annual (e)merge Art Fair, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, D.C.
2014 Wish You Were Here 13: Annual Postcard Show, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
2014 The District, National Institutes of Health West Alcove Gallery, Bethesda, MD
2014 General Assembly, Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, D.C.
2013 Petty Thieves Three/Empty Stretch Projection Show, Petworth Citizen, Washington, D.C.
2013 Third Annual (e)merge Art Fair, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, D.C.
2013 Hair Apparent, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
2012 Sixth Annual East of the River Exhibit, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2011 Art in Action Silent Auction, Long View Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2011 Fifth Annual East of the River Exhibit, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2010 FOCUS Group: Four Walls, Five Women, D.C. Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
2010 Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C.
2010 We Are All Photographers Now!, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010 Top 40 International Juried Art Exhibit, L.A. Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
2009 No Money, No Problems: A Recession Arts Show, Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017 "Inside a Sleek World of Medical Marijuana Cultivation", PDN Online
2015 "This Website Will Help You Find Dope Movies Directed By Black Women", Gabi Thorne, Blavity
2015 "Use This Amazing Tumblr To Find Movies Directed by Black Women", For Harriet
2015 "Black Women Directors is the perfect Tumblr for your summer movie needs", Joneka Percentie, Spark Movement
2015 Spook Magazine Issue 5: America: A Visual Survey
2015 "The Fourth", Black Girl in Om Issue 005: Liberation
2015 "Invincible Summer", Black Girl in Om Issue 001: Growth
2015 " ‘…And Then You Get Shot’: An artist’s response to black death in America", Latoya Peterson, Fusion
2014 "If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can't We Go Somewhere There?", Christina Cauterucci, Washington City Paper
2014 "Black Photography Collective MAMBU BADU Mounts its Ambitious First Exhibit", Carolyn Lang, Washington City Paper Arts Desk
2014 "Art Review: 'Reprise: 40 to the Fore' at Arlington Arts Center", Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post
2014 "DC DIT: GROWING ART", Carolyn Lang, Brightest Young Things
2013 “Countenance Pop-Up Art Show Celebrates the Power of the Portrait", East City Arts
2013 “Representation and Technique: Works by Black Artists at (e)merge Art Fair”, Arts Observer
2012 “Sixth annual ‘East of the River’ exhibition continues to bring culture and change to Anacostia”, Erin Williams, The Root DC
2012 “Photographers of Color 2012: Danielle Scruggs”, Maynard Institute of Journalism
2011 “Photos reach deep into go-go’s ‘pocket’", Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post
2010 “Four Walls, Five Women: Black Women Artists Explore Material In Art Making”, Tara Heuser, The Pink Line Project
2009 "Photographer Interview: Danielle Scruggs", Qiana Mestrich, Dodge and Burn Blog
2017 "Photographer and Curator Unearth Hidden Photos of Black Chicago", WBEZ Morning Shift
RESIDENCIES, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS
2017 Association for Alternative Newsmedia Award, Best Multimedia - Second Place
2017 Peter Lisagor Award Finalist, Best Photography
2015 Byrdcliffe Colony Artist-in-Residence, Woodstock, NY (Funded by Pollock-Krasner Grant)
2015 Participant, THREAD at Yale: Storytelling in Modern Media, Yale University
2013 Center for Photography at Woodstock Artist-in-Residence, Woodstock, NY
2013 Pleasant Plains Workshop Studio Residency, Washington, D.C.
2012 The Wassaic Project Artist-in-Residence, Wassaic, NY
2011 East of the River Exhibit Award, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2007 Digital Arts Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Collection, Woodstock, NY
LECTURES AND PANELS
2017 Luce Center Artist Talk, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
2017 After School Matters guest speaker, Gallery 37, Chicago, IL
2017 MICATalks, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2014 REPRISE: 40 to the Fore Gallery Talk, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2014 If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can't We Go Somewhere There? Curators Talk, Vivid Solutions Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2013 Black Girls Are From the Future x Mambu Badu, Cause DC, Washington, D.C.
2012 We + Design = Collaborative Design, 14th Annual Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI
2011 Four Walls, Five Women Artist Talk, DC Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
2017-present Photo editor, ESPN
2008-present Freelance photographer
2016-2017 Photo director, Chicago Reader
2011-2014 Photo editor, LivingSocial
2008-2010 Photo desk assistant, Washington Post
2008 M.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2006 B.A., Howard University, Washington, D.C.