Traer Scott is an award-winning fine art and commercial photographer and author of fourteen books including her bestseller Shelter Dogs (Merrell, London & New Yorkand Finding Home: Shelter Dogs and Their Stories (Princeton Architectural Press, Fall 2015; ten printings; 34,000 copies in print). Her book Nocturne was publisher in both English and Japanese.
Her work is exhibited around the world and is regularly featured in national and international print and online publications. Her books have been reviewed in National Geographic, Life, Vogue, the New York Times Lens Blog, O, the Boston Globe, School Library Journal (starred review),the Wall Street Journal, American Photo Magazine, Le Monde, Der Stern, Popular Photography, and Popular Science, among numerous other outlets.
She has been interviewed live on major network television talk shows as well as affiliate stations of the major networks and is a sought-after public speaker.
Her series Natural History has been the subject of three museum exhibits: University of Maine Museum of Art in 2015, the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2018 and the American Museum of the Americas in 2019 and numerous gallery exhibits. Her work has also been seen in the leading outdoor exhibitions, “The Fence” and “Photoville”.
She is a past recipient of the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Photography Fellowship Grant and the Helen Woodward Humane Award for animal welfare activism. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her husband, daughter and menagerie.
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