Scott Bennett is a photographer and university professor living in San Diego, California. He recently finished a photobook documentary project focusing on key themes in Latin America, including urbanization, immigration, and coffee culture titled Fleeting Roots: Moments in Latin America / Raíces fugaces: momentos en Latinoamérica.
He holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His interest in Latin America started at a young age, and Scott has lived in Mexico, Guatemala, and Brazil. He has published photos for various non-profit organizations, including Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Plant with Purpose, Lemonade International, and Hope Unlimited for Children. He has also published photos and articles in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Living in the borderlands region, Scott has the unique perspective of seeing change take place over the years on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
In October 2016, Scott exhibited photos in San Diego from his series Fighting for the Hill (Lutando pelo Morro) about the Morro da Providência neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has also exhibited photos in New York, Rio de Janeiro, Tijuana, and Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico. In 2020, he had a photo included in the #icpconcerned exhibit at the International Center of Photography that was included in a recent publication titled #ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis.