Let’s explore Orchard Knob and East Lake

The desire to meet neighbors and explore together isn't limited to a single city. That's why Chattanooga Design Studio has adapted PhotoScouting for Chattanooga, TN. 

Together with the neighborhoods of Orchard Knob and East Lake, we will be organizing photowalks for publication in a Neighborhood Edition that reflects the unique spirit, history, and values of each area.

Join us for an upcoming walk to see your neighborhood in a new light or to explore an unfamiliar area, learning from residents as we go!

Upcoming PhotoWalks

March 10, 2019 - Orchard Knob

March 30, 2019 - East Lake

April 7, 2019 - Orchard Knob

April 27, 2019 - East Lake

May 5, 2019 - Orchard Knob

May 18, 2019 - East Lake



About the Neighborhoods

East Lake was founded in 1902. Oxley Zoo, the City's first zoo, was housed at the East Lake Park. The park is bordered by a natural fed spring known as the East Lake Duck Pond. Our neighborhood started out as a Chattanooga suburb with housing that supported local workers from a local mill. 

Orchard Knob was the site of a key moment in the Battle of Chattanooga. In addition to its national park, Orchard Knob Reservation, it is home to large employers like EPB, several churches, and 350 houses. From the neighborhood’s hills are some of the best views of the city.



Frequent Questions

Who can participate?
Anyone! This project is for folks living in Chattanooga or for those that always wanted to explore the neighborhood.

Can I use my phone’s camera?
Yes ! If you have a dedicated camera that works too. (You can also use film, however images must be submitted digitally.)

Do I need to go on a photowalk to submit photos?
Nope. You can explore these Chattanooga neighborhoods at your own pace and still participate.

How many photos may I submit?
As many as you like!

How do I submit photos?
Upload your photos with this form, email to, or text to 423.680.6308.

When is the deadline?
The deadline is May 31, 2019.

Do I need to get release forms?
All portraits submitted will only be used for artistic and editorial use, you will not need release forms.

What about copyright?
Rights remain with photographer. By submitting photos, we and the neighborhood association for each area have permission for publication on a website, in the printed edition and social media.

What will happen to these photos?
We’ll make an online gallery to share with the community and photobooks will be available.

How did PhotoScouting begin?
PhotoScouting was originally made possible by a Haile Fellowship from People's Liberty in Cincinnati, which provided a year-long civic sabbatical to research, plan and implement a big idea to change their community’s future.