Bio

Scott London

I'm a California-based journalist, photographer and consultant. I've published widely in newspapers and magazines, and have written, edited, and contributed to many published works, among them Political Fix (2013), Immigration in America (2011), Doing Democracy (2010) and the latest volume in the series Nobel Peace Lectures (2009).

My journalism also extends to radio and photography. I'm the former host of "Insight and Outlook," a cultural affairs program heard on National Public Radio stations across the United States.

My photographs have been published in books and periodicals worldwide, including Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, GQ, Elle D├ęcor, Marie Claire, Outside, Sierra and National Geographic Traveler. I'm currently at work on a book of photographs from Burning Man set for publication in August 2014. (More information here)

Over the last decade, I've devoted much of my time to consulting with organizations on issues involving social innovation and civic renewal. I've led several national studies and research projects aimed at understanding how social innovators do their work, the power of informal networks, the dynamics of collaboration, and other topics.

I'm a longtime research associate of the Kettering Foundation. I've also worked with the Harwood Institute, Pew Partnership for Civic Change, the National Issues Forums, University of Michigan, Pacifica Graduate Institute, the University of California, and several agencies of government, including the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Science Foundation and the Department of State (as part of their U.S. Speaker Program).

I was born in Washington D.C. in 1965. At the age of five, my family moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where I was raised and educated. I returned to the U.S. in my mid-20s and eventually landed in southern California where I now live with my wife and our two daughters.