Danielle A. Scruggs is a photographer, photo editor, and writer based in Washington, D.C. A Chicago native, she graduated from Howard University with a degree in journalism and from Maryland Institute College of Art with a Master's degree in digital art.
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. Her 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.
Her curiosity and penchant for documenting unique individuals and communities have led to editorial and commercial assignments for TASTE, the Washington Post, On She Goes, Chicago Reader, WAMU/American University Radio, Greenpeace USA, and Detour. Her work has also appeared in Ebony, Complex Media, and Buzzfeed.
Currently, she is a photo editor at ESPN and was previously the director of photography at the Chicago Reader. She is also the founder of Black Women Directors, an online resource highlighting Black women in film.