Dana Scruggs (US)
Image: Dana Scruggs, Fire on the Beach, 2019; from The New Black Vanguard (Aperture 2019), © the artist.
Originally from the Southside of Chicago, Dana Scruggs has been living and working in New York for the past 7 years. In 2016 she launched SCRUGGS Magazine, a print publication dedicated to her vision of the male form. The magazine was a way for her to create editorial and creative content when none of the magazines that she approached would hire her. Dana was offered the opportunity to shoot ESPN’s Body Issue in 2018, the first Black female photographer to do so. Later the same year she became the first Black Person to photograph the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in its 50 year history.