Scott Mead is an American fine art photographer, philanthropist, and investor currently based in London. He serves on many not-for-profit boards in the USA and UK and actively supports emerging artists, education, sports, medical research and many other initiatives through The Mead Family Foundation, of which he is Chairman and founded in 1996.
Scott was born in Washington, DC, attending high school outside Boston and universities in the USA and UK. His career started at Goldman Sachs in New York, with a relocation in 1988 to London as Partner, and later Managing Director. Subsequent positions at Apax Partners and Richmond Park Partners followed, as well as a focus on philanthropy.
After 22 years in investment banking, Scott returned to fine art photography, a subject he had previously studied in college under Emmet Gowin and William Eggleston, among many others. In early 2009, after rediscovering old prints and negatives in the attic, he re-immersed himself in photography.
Numerous exhibitions and group shows have since followed, including inclusion in eight Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, and two solo exhibitions at the prestigious Hamiltons Gallery in London. Two photographic books have been published, and his photographs are in many institutional and private collections around the world. All profits from book and print sales are donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.
Further details about Scott's photography and books can be seen on his website scottmeadfineartphotography.com