© Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell’s work ranges from exploring communities and children’s worlds through to long-term projects on social inequality. Bridging the psychological and the social, her work explores the intricacies and complexities of people’s lives with a particular emphasis on childhood, place and belonging.
In this talk, Margaret will show work from several of her projects, including sharing an insight into some of her current works, not yet published, giving a personal and private insight into the stories behind her work.
Her book ‘Passage’ (Bluecoat Press, 2021) examines a cycle of inequality, asking questions on the nature of disadvantage and privilege in a study over three generations.
Margaret's current work ‘An Ordinary Eden’ explores home and belonging and the indelible trace of trauma homelessness leaves in people’s lives. Within this talk she will discuss some of her projects and her approach in representing the lives of others including how she works with people and the responsibility that accompanies documentary practice.
Margaret is the recipient of a number of accolades including the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award (2022: Honourable Mention), the Sony World Photography Awards (2018, Contemporary Issues, 2nd) and The Royal Photographic Society’s IPE160 (2017: Gold). Her work has been exhibited internationally and acquired for the permanent collections of the National Galleries of Scotland and the Martin Parr Foundation. Recent clients include Shelter, the Guardian and the New Statesman. She is also currently working with the University of Glasgow on a research project about financial hardship and unequal access to dying at home.Margaret was born in Stirling and lives in Glasgow.
Forthside Way, Stirling, UK