Alex Scott is a first-year Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He received an MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 2015 and a BA from the University of North Texas in 2011.
His research interests are the uses and roles of photography in society, visual literacy and the history of photography. His current research is focused on studying interpretations of still images through visual social semiotic analyses.
Before attending UT he held photo editing positions at Bloomberg News, ABC News and the New York Post. He worked as a freelance photographer in New York and held a faculty position at the International Center of Photography.