Margaret Mitchell is a photographer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Her overarching interest lies in people and their stories, with childhood, youth, place and belonging often explored in the people and places photographed. She often photographs children and young people - people in the midst of establishing a sense of self; sometimes being in transformation from one state to another: child to youth to adult. The inner and lived worlds of others are central to her photography with her work seeking to portray the individual and their experience(s).
Margaret's work has been exhibited widely, including at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, Street Level Photoworks and at the European Parliament. Her work has been featured on Firecracker, PhMuseum, Der Greif at Krakow Photomonth and she was a finalist in the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017.
Alongside her own photographic practice, her interests span curating, teaching and participatory arts practice. She set up The Story Portrait, an online journal where photographers discuss one of their portraits. She previously lectured for over a decade in photography and continues to work within community and collaborative arts settings.