Scott London (Photo by Karen Kuehn)


I’m a photographer and journalist based in southern California. I’m perhaps best known for my images of Burning Man, a series spanning over a decade of work. The photographs are featured in a new book, Burning Man: Art on Fire (with Jennifer Raiser and Sidney Erthal), published by Race Point. (More info at

My images have appeared in books, newspapers and magazines in more than 30 countries. Publications include Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Newsweek, The AtlanticWired, Fast CompanyGQ, Architectural DigestElle DécorOutside, AudobonSierra and National Geographic Traveler.

My work has also been exhibited at museums and shows across the U.S. and Europe. Highlights include the “Living” exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark and the “Art in an Ephemeral Age” show at the Institute of Art and Ideas in England. I’m also one of the featured photographers in the Moving Europe project currently making its way through the streets of several European cities, including Amsterdam, Athens, and Lisbon.

For more about my work, please see “Press and Interviews” below.

In addition to my photography, I’m a longtime print and radio journalist. I’m the former host of “Insight and Outlook,” a weekly cultural affairs program heard on National Public Radio stations across the United States. (I have a separate site for this work here.)

I was born in Washington D.C. At the age of five, my family moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where I was raised and educated—and where, as a teenager, I taught myself photography. I returned to the States in my mid-20s and eventually landed on the West Coast. America is built on a tilt, as we know, and everything loose slides to California.

Press & Interviews

Scott London: Burning Man — Pocko Times

Interview with Scott London — Photographer Monthly Magazine

Preview of Burning Man 2015 — Wired Magazine

Artist Interview with Photographer Scott London — Ignite Channel

An Interview with Scott London — Arts Illustrated

Scott London Captures the Magic of Burning Man — Visual News

Scott London: Burning Man — It’s Nice That

Can Attending Burning Man Change Your Life? — Discovery’s This Happened Here (Video)

A Conversation with Gérard Klein — French TV (Video)

Photo of Scott London by Karen Kuehn