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CREDIT: Margaret Mitchell

Engagement - with Margaret Mitchell

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This Engagement talk features Award Winning photographer, Margaret Mitchell.

Margaret Mitchell is a Scottish documentary and portrait photographer whose work ranges from exploring communities and children’s worlds through to long-term documentation projects on environment, opportunity and social inequality. 

Her photography explores the intricacies and complexities of people’s lives with a particular emphasis on place and belonging. Responsibility, dialogue and collaboration are key components in her approach.

Mitchell’s talk will take us on a journey through her early documentary practice through to current day work. Within this she will discuss her long-term projects ‘Family’ and ‘In This Place’ which address both personal and political issues and can be seen in her upcoming book with Bluecoat Press.

Mitchell is the recipient of a number of awards including within the Sony World Photography Awards and The Royal Photographic Society’s IPE160. Work has been exhibited widely including at the National Portrait Gallery, London; FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby; Festival Circulation(s), Paris; Somerset House, London; the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh and Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow.

Alongside working on personal projects, clients include the Guardian, Shelter, Telegraph magazine and CNN. Her work is held in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.


The event will be around 75-90 minute and is Free. It will NOT be recorded. 

Margarets' work can be found here:

Margaret Mitchell

Her new book is published by Bluecoat Press. 


Engagement - is a series of online talks by established and upcoming photographers working on documentary and long term projects.  We plan to host about one talk per month, via Zoom. Watch our Events pages for more details and booking information. 

Event Organiser

Mark Phillips




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