Scott’s career had a jump start at Indiana University, winning the College Photographer of the Year Hearst Competition. After working at the Louisville Courier-Journal, he moved to Pittsburgh PA to work independently.
Scott has photographed stories for a wide variety of magazines including The National Geographic, LIFE, TIME, Fortune, People, Sports Illustrated, Politico, Rolling Stone, and US News & World Report. Assignments have taken him to jungles, swamps, slums, Wall Street, caves, deserts, and several rides on Air Force One. He has worked in 49 of the 50 US states and 27 countries. Over 34 galleries have exhibited his work and his photographs are in over 50 books. Goldsmith has won over 100 awards for his work including Addy’s, Communication Arts, Golden Quills, Pictures of the Year, and the National Academy of Sciences. Communication Arts 2017 Photography Annual features Scott’s photographs.