Scott Dalton is a documentary photographer and filmmaker living in Houston, Texas. He was based for 14 years throughout Latin America, mainly in Bogotá, Colombia, where he photographed the civil conflict and drug war before returning to his home state of Texas. He now photographs editorial and corporate assignments while spending his free time working on long-term personal projects. Currently he is working along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as projects throughout the American South. His photography has appeared in the New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Harper's, Time, Newsweek, the Washington Post Magazine, Condé Nast Portfolio, Business Week, and The New Yorker, among other outlets. His documentary film, LA SIERRA, won numerous awards and has been broadcast by PBS, BBC, HBO Latino, and many other international broadcasters.

EDUCATION

2013 MFA in Photography, University of Hartford

1994 Bachelor of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

 

WORK

2009 - Present Freelance photographer based in Houston, Texas

2001-2009 Freelance photographer based in Bogotá, Colombia

1999-2001 Associated Press photographer based in Bogotá, Colombia

1998-1999 Associated Press photographer based in Guatemala City, Guatemala

1995-1998 Associated Press photographer based in Panama City, Panama

 

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Where the River Bends, Blue Sky Galley, Portland, OR 

2015 Exit Taft, Newspace Gallery, Portland, OR

2014 Where the River Bends, Photo NOLA, New Orleans, LA

2013 China, Tibet and Nepal, SFO Museum, San Francisco, CA

2012 So Close, So Far, Fotofest, Galveston Arts Center

2010 Macondo, Houston Center of Photography, Houston, TX

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Documentary: 19th Annual, juror Whitney Johnson, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

2014 Annual Membership Exhibition Newspace, Portland, OR

2014 New Orleans Culture, Multi-Media Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

2014 Portraits 2014, The Center for Fine Art Photography

2014 The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2014

2014 One by One, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver Colorado

2014 Home, Oso Bay Biennial XVIII, Corpus Christi, TX

2014 Art at Work, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon

2014 Black and White, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont

2014 Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia – So Close, So Far – Screening Exhibition

2013 Photo Forum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

2013 Split Seconds, 25CPW, NY, NY

2013 Split Seconds, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT

2012 Anthology 2012, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

2012 Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

2012 Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness, RayKo, San Francisco

2012 Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness, Newspace, Portland, OR

2012 Long Lonely Swims, Kominek Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2011 Fotofest 175 Years of Houston, Allen Center, Houston, TX

2011 HCP Auction Exhibition, Houston Center of Photography, Houston, TX

2010 Gulf Coast, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA

2010 Exposed, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

2010 HCP Auction Exhibition, Houston Center of Photography, Houston, TX

2002 Colombian Conflict, Visa Pour L’image, screening exhibition, Perpignan France

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC PUBLICATIONS

Harper’s, GEO, VQR, Der Spiegel, National Geographic, The New Yorker, New York Times, The Guardian UK, Conde Nast Portfolio, Time, Newsweek, Business Week, Spot, Washington Post Magazine, Bloomberg Magazine, Rolling Stone, Huck, among others.

 

FILMS

2005 La Sierra - Director/Producer

 

FILM BROADCASTS & SELECTED SCREENINGS

2006 PBS – La Sierra - Independent Lens

2006 BBC- La Sierra as “Gangs of Medellin” - Storyville

2006 HBO Latino – La Sierra

2006 MoMA New York, La Sierra, Documentary Fortnight

2006 MFAH Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Latin Wave Film Festival

2006 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2006 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, New York City

2005 Slamdance, Park City, Utah

2005 Miami International Film Festival

2005 Los Angeles Film Festival

 

HONORS/AWARDS/GRANTS

2014 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography - Finalist

2014 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund – Nominee

2014 Juror Merit Award, The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2014

2012 Best of Photojournalism, 3rd Place, Portrait Series, Ciudad Juárez

2011 Critical Mass – Top Five, Finalist

2011 1st Place – MPS Documentary Fund – New Orleans Photo Alliance

2011 POYi – Award of Excellence – Sports Feature, Ciudad Juárez

2010 HCP – Houston Center of Photography – Fellowship Award

2009 Critical Mass – Finalist, Top 50

2009 Santa Fe Prize - Nominee

2007 Best of Photojournalism, 3rd place Portraits, Macondo

2006 Winner International Premiere Award/One World Media Awards, London, England

2006 Nominated, Best Documentary, Independent Spirit Awards, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Best Documentary, La Sierra, Miami International Film Festival

2005 Best Documentary, La Sierra, Bahamas Film Festival

2005 Honorable Mention, Best Documentary, La Sierra, Slamdance Film Festival

2004 Directors Award/Best Documentary, La Sierra, IFP Market, New York

 

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS /ARTICLES

2015 Lenscratch – Where the River Bends

2013 Slate, Mexican Faith Healers, Online publication

2012 I Love Texas Photo Blog, Jasmine DeFoore, Interview

2011 La Fototeca, Centro de Fotografia Contemporanea, Guatemala

2011 14 Most Dangerous Locations for Photojournalists, Photoshelter

2006 PDN Photo District News, Photographers Kidnapped, December 2006

2005 New York Times, Where Violence Reigned, Camera Has Compassion

2005 Village Voice, Devastating Doc’s Close-Up on Colombian Gang Warfare

 

VISITING ARTIST/LECTURES/PANELS

2015 Newspace Center for Photography, Portland Oregon

2012 New Orleans Photo Alliance, Lecture presentation on Ciudad Juárez series

2012 Intersection in Photography – Picturing Crisis, University of Texas at Austin

2011 University of Houston, Visual Sociology, Photographic Methods

2011 Houston Center of Photography, Youth Outreach Photography Lecture

2010 Rice University - Photography Lecture

2006 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Latin Wave Festival, Panel

2003 University of Texas at Austin, Photography Lecture