Calvin Tyler Scott (b. 1998) is a New York City based photographer. With a background as a charcoal and ink-based graphic artist, he’s embraced photography for its objectivity. Calvin is invested in the story-telling nature of photography, and its use in social provocation — concepts all incorporated in his journalism and portraiture. His work is often focused on natural light, context, and empathy.
While attending The Savannah College of Art & Design, Calvin relocated to New York City to pursue a career as a photographer. There, he has trained under Platon, Mark Seliger, and Annie Leibovitz, forging an eye for cultural realism and sculptural composition — despite his very, very poor eyesight.
In January 2019, his work was published in PDN Magazine, as a winner of PDN Faces. Later that year, his work was chosen to be permanently featured in the American Photography Archive.
International Photography Awards, honorable mention (2019)
American Photography (Chosen: 2019)
PDN Faces (2018)
Feature Shoot + The Print Swap Holiday Exhibition — Root Studios, Brooklyn — Group Show (2018)
Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Photo of the Year, finalist (2018)
Jack Leigh Memorial Endowed Scholarship (2018)
Photographer's Forum Best of College Photography, finalist (2017, 2018)
Port City Review, juried arts journal and exhibition (2017, 2018)
SCAD deFINE ART, juried exhibition (2017)