Jeffrey Henson Scales – Episode 38

“I was sort of like the teenage cub photographer of the Black Panther paper. They let me move around with all of the leaders of the party, I would ride around with them and take pictures and work on the newspaper.” Jeffrey Henson Scales has been photographing since he was 11 years old and he started working for the Black Panther Newspaper as a young teenager. When he was 14 Time magazine ran one of his Black Panther photos. His interests would then turn to filmmaking, stage management where he would work with Minny Ripperton, and creating iconic album covers with bands such as Gamma2 and Arrested Development. He is currently a photo editor at the New York Times, but his first love of being a photographer has never left him and his encounter with cancer really drove that home. Jeffrey sat down with Kai and Michael at the SVA MFA Photo Big Room theater to talk about these things and more. This episode sponsored by the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, & Related Media – Charles Traub, Chair. Social: Website: Book: Visit We are realphotoshow on Twitter/IG/FB Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram Like us on Facebook Music by Giancarlo T. Roma and Kai McBride