Martha Scott Burton studied and worked in New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University with a BA in art history. She then worked for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Morgan Library and Museum, a contemporary art gallery and for a private artist studio. While in New York, she began her photography practice on 35mm and 120mm film. She currently shoots with a Leica m6 and a Hasselblad 500c/m. Martha Scott is currently a graduate student in Austin, Texas, pursuing a degree in art history and African-american studies with a concentration in studio art.