Francesca Scott (francesca-squarespace.com) is a photographer who lives and works in Washington, DC. A native of Washington, DC for most of her life and an alumnus of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Francesca considers herself a documentary photographer, constantly seeking images that may disappear at any given moment. The human element intrigues her with color, texture and emotion. Urban landscapes inspire her to seek juxtapositions with their surroundings. Henri Cartier-Bresson. Annie Leibovitz. Gordon Parks. Richard Avedon. These are the photographers that have and continue to inspire. Motivating her to see “outside of the box”. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, she began working for Scurlock Studio in Washington, DC. Under the tutelage of Robert Scurlock, and assisted with weddings, family portraits, and more. This led to staff photography work with various news agencies and newspapers in Virginia, Rhode Island, Boston and Atlanta. After covering the 1996 Olympics, she switched gears a little and began creating personal photography “projects” while turning towards studio portraits, specific clients, weddings and events. Francesca believes that photography is about creating images that will make viewers stop and think about the connectivity the image might have on them. Might the image change a person’s thought process after viewing it. The power of the unspoken word as well as the obvious viewpoint. She is a member of the Washington, DC based Exposure Group and the Atlanta, Georgia based Sistagraphy. Currently, Francesca’s work is on view at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History in Atlanta, Georgia.