Danielle A. Scruggs


Danielle A. Scruggs is a photographer, and writer and photo editor in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Howard University with a degree in journalism and from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a master’s degree in digital art.

She attended the Kalish Workshop for Visual Editing and the New York Times Portfolio Review in 2018. Danielle is also the founder and editor of Black Women Directors, a digital library highlighting the work of Black women and non-binary filmmakers throughout the Diaspora.

Her photography clients include the New York Times, AARP, Buzzfeed News, ESPN, Financial Times, and the New Republic.

She has exhibited her personal work across the United States and has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Byrdcliffe, and the Wassaic Project. She has written about art, culture, and film for Rangefinder, Essence, Teen Vogue, Artsy Magazine, and Observer.com.

She is currently a Global Picture Desk editor at Getty Images. Most recently, she was a news photo editor at Vox. Previously she was the Senior Photo Editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated and Director of Photography at the Chicago Reader. Danielle is a board member of Authority Collective, a general member of Diversify.Photo and was a Women Photograph 2018-2019 mentor, all groups committed to creating equity and parity within the visual storytelling field.