Jeffrey Henson Scales is a photographer who began making photographs at age 11 after his parents, his mother a painter and his father an amateur photographer gave him 30 years of Life Magazines and a Leica camera and has since spent more than five decades as a documentary and commercial photographer. His documentary photographs have been exhibited at museums throughout the United States and Europe and have appeared in numerous photography magazines, books, and anthologies. His photographs are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The City Museum of New York, The George Eastman House, and The Baltimore Museum of Art.
A one-person exhibition, "Pictures from America” sponsored by The Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, traveled throughout the United States from 1996 to 2001.
Mr. Henson Scales is also an editor who curates The New York Times, photography column, “Exposures,” and is co-editor of the annual Year in Pictures special section. He is also an adjunct professor at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts, Photography & Imaging department teaching photojournalism there since 2006.
His most recent book, “House”, documents life in a legendary Harlem barbershop over the course of six years and his current project is “The Archive Project” in which he is digitizing and cataloging over fifty years of his personal and professional photographs which include images and narratives from the exhibition, “The Lost Negatives.”