Gabriel Scarlett (b. 1996)

I am currently based in Northern California working on a wildland fire hotshot crew. I am available for assignments during my off-season which is roughly November-April.

I hope to advocate through my storytelling. I have documented topics I find culturally or visually interesting and so far my work has examined social issues within the United States, with special interest in stories of immigration, environmental racism and economic divide.

In the past I have interned at the Los Angeles Times and the Denver Post. In 2019, I joined National Geographic Magazine for their summer photo internship as the 73rd College Photographer of the Year.

I have received grant funding from the Alexia Foundation to continue work on Flock of Doves, a documentation of the effects of gangs on the community of Pueblo, Colorado. Additionally, the Reuters Storytelling Grant and the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar have supported my project On Poisoned Land, which explores the legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation.

I also enjoy audiobooks, photo books, mixed martial arts, swimming, and rock climbing.

Some of my favorite photography has been created by Stanley Greene, Stephanie Sinclair, Aaron Huey, Sarah Blesener, Tim Hetherington, Matt Eich, Dominic Bracco II, Michael Christopher Brown, Alec Soth and Justin Maxon.

I'm very much open for collaboration ideas, freelance work or just to chat about photography -- (419) 206-4717. My email is

Photo above by: Morgan Hornsby

Nuute David, Tateti Kaitokan, and myself in Eita Village on South Tarawa, Kiribati. On assignment with National Geographic.

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