Margaret Mitchell is a documentary and portrait photographer who lives and works in Scotland. Her work ranges from exploring communities and children’s worlds through to long-term documentation projects on social environment, opportunity and inequality.
Her work explores the intricacies and complexities of people’s lives with a particular emphasis on childhood and ideas of belonging. Her projects often span many decades, re-visiting people and places to observe changes in their environment and experiences.
Mitchell is the recipient of a number of awards including the Sony World Photography Awards and The Royal Photographic Society’s IPE160. Her work has been exhibited widely, including at Somerset House, London; Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; National Portrait Gallery, London; Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow and Getty Images Gallery London.
Mitchell has also been featured on Firecracker, PHMuseum and It’s Nice That and her work is held in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.