Scott Walden's research focuses on the intersection between the philosophies of art, mind and language, especially in relation to photography. These philosophical interests inform his photographic practice, which is recognized by multiple grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, along with the 2007 Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography and a 2016 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. He has taught both theory and studio courses in photography, and is Professor of Philosophy at Nassau Community College, Long Island, New York.