Land+People.  Scott Jost Photography

About Scott Jost

Scott Jost earned an M.F.A. in Art from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is associate professor of art and art department chair at Bridgewater College, teaching photography and design. Scott’s work explores interrelationships of people and land. He is author of two books of photography and oral history, Shenandoah Valley Apples (Columbia College Chicago Press, 2014, distributed by University of Virginia Press) and Blacks Run: An American Stream (Center for American Places, 1999), and contributing photographer to The Great Valley Road of Virginia: Shenandoah Landscapes from Prehistory to the Present (University of Virginia Press, 2010).

Scott’s photography has been exhibited widely throughout Virginia and the mid-Atlantic. Current projects include Source and Confluence: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, a portrait of the Chesapeake Bay’s entire 64,000 square mile watershed in panoramic photographs, Passing, Still, a meditation on the experience of landscape and place as mediated by lenses and moving vehicles, and Working Water, a historical and contemporary investigation of the ways people in Virginia use water. Scott Jost lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia.