Charles T. Scowen was a British photographer during the nineteenth century. He was active as a photographer from 1870–1890, working in Sri Lanka, India in the early 1870s. By 1876 Scowen had established a studio, Scowen & Co in Kandy and by the 1890s, he had opened a second in Colombo. His work, which included landscapes and portraits of Malay women, is noted for its lighting, technically superior printing, and strong compositional qualities. Scowen's photographs are represented in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.