M. Scott Brauer was born in Landstuhl, Germany and grew up in various locations in the U.S. He is currently based in Boston, but calls Montana home. He graduated with honors from the University of Washington in 2005 with dual degrees in Philosophy and Russian Literature and Language. After graduation, Brauer interned at Black Star and VII Photo Agency. For much of 2006 and 2007, Brauer interned at newspapers, including the Northwest Herald in suburban Chicago and the Flint Journal in Flint, Michigan. In 2007 he moved to China, where he lived for three years.

His work has been published by The New York Times, Fader magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Asia, That’s Shanghai, Epsilon (Greece), Vision magazine (China), Lufthansa, Bosch, Amity Foundation, Pfrang Association, ColorLines, World Magazine, Map Magazine (China), AM New York, XAOC magazine, among others.

Last year, Brauer was chosen for the juried American Photography 30 selection. His awards include the Grand Prix at the 2010 Feztiv Art in Shanghai; an Award of Excellence for the The 2010 Visual Culture Awards; an Honorable Mention in Sports Action in the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Contest in 2009; and the Award of Excellence, Environmental Portrait for 2008 The Visual Culture Awards.

Brauer’s exhibitions include "Mapping the Flaneur," at Collectives Encounter at Format International Festival 2011; “Giving Trees,” presented by the Magnum Foundation (New York City); and “Scene on the Street,” at Vermont Photo Space; and he has exhibited work at the Jue Art and Music Festival (Shanghai/Beijing); Feztiv Art at Art + Shanghai in 2010; the Visual Culture Awards exhibition in 2010; the Daniel Cooney Emerging Artists Auction in 2010; the Look3 Your Space in 2009; The Gjon-Mili Award Exhibition (Prishtina, Kosovo) in 2006; and The Ian Parry Scholarship Award Exhibition (London, England) 2005.

Last Updated: February 12, 2015