St Andrews Photography Festival

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017

Thanks to St Andrews Photography Festival who are showing some of my work throughout the month of September 2017.

I popped up for the launch and had great chat with passing people as I was taking some pics of the work. There are 12 images from ‘In This Place’ on show along The Scores which overlooks the East Sands in the town. The full program can be seen on the festival’s website.

Renaissance Photography Prize 2017

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017

I am absolutely thrilled to find out I am a finalist in the Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 with a series of images from ‘In This Place’. This prize raises money for a great cause and I am honoured to have been selected as a finalist. Congratulations to all the finalists and those shortlisted for the awards, you can see all the work on the Renaissance website. The exhibition will take place at the Getty Images Gallery in London from the 10th – 21st October 2017.

Update: Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017

I was thrilled to find out that my image of Steven was awarded 2nd Place in the single image category of ‘Defining Family’ at the Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards.

The launch is on 9 September 2017, from 5 to 7pm with the exhibition running from 9th – 19th September 2017 at the Whitebox gallery, PUBLIKA in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

One of my portraits from In This Place has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards. The portrait is of Steven that I took in January 2017. I am really excited to be a finalist for this award whose theme this year is “Defining Family’.

Winners will be announced in mid July and the exhibition is on in September. I’ll post more details later. I also want to write about why having this particular photo shortlisted means a lot to me. That’s for my next post!

 

Ambit: Photographies from Scotland

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

Work from In This Place will be in the show Ambit: Photographies from Scotland from the 

Ambit is a new partnership between Street Level Photoworks and Stills, Scotland’s public venues dedicated to photography. The exhibition will be presented across both venues as a joint venture embracing some of the current tendencies and innovative talent from the art photography sector in Scotland.

Margaret Mitchell‘s In This Place looks at family and home, connections and place and touches on issues of social and personal inertia. Behind a personal familial connection sits a larger narrative of social mobility, environment and choice. Do we have choices in life or are some predetermined to an extent and made for us?

Fundamentally, this is a story of people’s lives: what they do and what they want. Where the ‘place’ is both mental and physical: where we put ourselves and where we are put, sometimes by others and sometimes by circumstance. What puts us there, what keeps us there, and do we want to be there?

CCA Exhibition

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016

Installation photos from the exhibition on at the CCA Intermedia Gallery. Three pieces of work made up the show, Secondary Stigmas (prints), The Media Epileptic (newspaper) and Personal Myths (book).

Thu 9 June – Sun 19 June 2016
Tue-Sat: 11am-6pm // Sun: 12noon-6pm // Free
Preview: Wed 8 Jun, 6pm-8pm

Personal Myths Booklets

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016

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To accompany the ‘Personal Myths:Little Stories in Epilepsy’ exhibition book there are also smaller (21cm) softback booklets available. Just drop me an email if you want more info.

Representing Epilepsy: Secondary Stigmas

Posted by on May 21, 2016

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I’m quite excited to have received some prints back from the lab for an exhibition at the Intermedia Gallery at the CCA next month. The work deals in stigma experienced in epilepsy and is one of three projects I have contributed to a show on Art, History and Epilepsy.

A longer post will follow which talks about this work….pretty soon.

Show at Maryhill Burgh Halls

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015

Images from my Childhood work are now on show at Maryhill Burgh Halls from 1st August to 30th September 2015 with a talk on Saturday 1st August at 12.30. 

The exhibition has now been extended through Spring 2016.

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Talk at Street Level Photoworks

Posted by on May 21, 2015

On Saturday 23rd May