Glenn Scarboro is photographer and writer of aphorisms and a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in Danville, VA. He holds a BS in Psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a MSW from the Graduate School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. He learned the basic skills in photography as newspaper photographer while a senior in high school. During the summer of 1963 he met the photographer, Emmet Gowin, then a student and this friendship has endured becoming Scarboro’s foundation in the arts and the supporting force is his growth as an artist.

Together they made street photographs in Danville and surrounding areas during that summer.  Scarboro has been in many solo and group exhibitions. He curated an exhibition for the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History in 2010 entitled, Nine Visions: Photographers with Southern Roots.  In 2018 he had a retrospective exhibition, The Light in the Fog, at the Danville Museum. Also in 2018 he self published a book, Other Ephemeral Moments, of early street photographs. The book has been warmly received and is sited as a fine example of street photography, which was the dominant genre in the 60/70s. The book in now in the libraries at the Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University. The book also was a winner of one of three awards given at the 2018 Click Photo Festival Book competition, A collection of one hundred sixty-six street photographs is in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

He grew and photographed tomatoes in various states of growth and decay, and spent several years in the darkroom making a series of light drawing on unexposed paper in the chemical developer using various light sources and using a collection of x-rays to make photograms then experimenting with various toners. This work has lead to some friends calling him an abstract expressionist.    He now takes long walks on the local river trail and makes photographs, as they appear, “randomly.” He writes and thinks of photography in poetic aphorisms like, “light is the poetic reminder of faith” and “the mystery in the castle is the moment of desire.”