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. Her work seeks to portray the individual and their experience(s) with projects ranging from exploring communities and children’s worlds through to long-term documentation series on socio-political issues.
Margaret 's work has been exhibited widely including at the National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House, Street Level Photoworks and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. In 2017, work from two projects, Family (1994) and In This Place (2016-7) was acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland for their collection. She is the recipient of both national and international awards including the Sony World Photography Awards (2nd place Professional: Contemporary Issues, 2018) and The Royal Photographic Society’s IPE160 (Gold Award, 2017). Work has been featured on Firecracker, PhMuseum, It's Nice That, FotoRoom.
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 collaborative arts settings alongside her personal projects and editorial work.