He grew up in Chicago and graduated from Ripon College, where he majored in Business management and art (1982–86). He was awarded National Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 2000 and National Newspaper Photographer of the Year runner-up in 2007.
He is an eleven-time Illinois Photographer of the Year. He has been published in National Geographic Magazine, Mother Jones Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and other publications.
He is a former Illinois Press Photographer Association President (2001–2010) and National Press Photographers Association Region 5 Director and Associate Director (1999–2005).
Strazzante's Common Ground project has been published in National Geographic and made into a video by MediaStorm.
Strazzante is a prolific street photographer using his iPhone with Hipstamatic app.
Scott Strazzante’s Common Ground
Los Angeles Center of Photography