Obituary: Scott Braut (1971-2018)

Posted on 9/12/2018 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Scott Andrew Braut passed away on September 7, 2018, just short of his 47th birthday. Known for his big smile and engaging stories, Scott touched everyone he met.

Scott attendee Kings Park High School on Long Island and graduated with a BA in both Studio Art- Photography and English from the University at Buffalo. After his family, Scott's passion was photography. Known throughout the industry as a tireless advocate for photographers, Scott spoke around the world empowering individuals and businesses to create content.

Scott was an accomplished photographer himself. His career in the field began at the Associated Press where he was the National Desk Photo Supervisor. Scott developed a passion for supporting photographers. As his career unfolded, his work included coordinating technology and logistics at Corbis for conflict photographers in the Persian Gulf, becoming an independent specialist in photo licensing, launching an eCommerce marketplace for photographers to manage and sell their images at Digital Railroad, and taking on executive roles at both Shutterstock and Adobe Systems where he currently held the job of a lifetime.

Not many people can say that their work is their passion, but Scott’s work at Adobe was one that allowed him to bridge the relationships he had with artists and photographers worldwide with a company that enabled them to license their work and make a living doing so. Anyone who worked with Scott knew that he was truly committed to ensuring that the photography field would continue to thrive in a digital world.

Scott is survived by his beloved wife, Faith and his three adoring children, Aiden, Rowan, and Quinn whose interests and personalities will continue to embody everything Scott loved in this world . Scott is also survived by his beloved parents, Angela and James Wright and Peter Braut of Long Island, and brothers Daniel and Christopher Braut.

Scott made a mark on this world in many different ways in such a short time. His empathy for everything that crossed his path and a smile that could move mountains will be deeply missed.
The family is requesting that donations be made in Scott’s memory to the Chris Hondros Fund. For notes of remembrance see here.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home in Suffern, NY. A Prayer Service will be held at 8pm during the Visitation Service.

Copyright © 2018 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

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