Scott Gardner finds relevance in his work, in part, though a focus on social justice. He uses photography and video to break down the barriers and give a voice to the voiceless. He believes that change can happen, especially when people connect to the lives of others.
Gardner graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, followed by a BFA in cinematography from the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has worked on television shows for Discovery, National Geographic, History Channel, and Animal Planet. His ongoing photography project, Finding Silence, documents the role of silence, meditation, and prayer in ancient global spiritual traditions. His recent project, About Face Charlotte, shares the faces, voices, and stories of the thousands who live in poverty in the Charlotte area.
Gardner's community engagement while in residence at McColl Center is supported by a 2016 grant from ArtPlace America's National Creative Placemaking Fund, as part of our project, A Tale of Two Cities: McColl Center + the North Tryon Corridor.