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, 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. Recent awards include the Gold Award winner in The Royal Photographic Society’s International Photography Exhibition (IPE160) and she has been a finalist in the Renaissance Photography Prize, LensCulture Portrait Awards and 2nd place winner in the Kuala Lumpur International Portrait Photoawards. Work has been featured on Firecracker, PhMuseum, Il Post, It's Nice That and 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 community and collaborative arts settings.