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 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?
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
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.
On Saturday 23rd May
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 Exhibition is now on tour from the National Portrait Gallery and is currently at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield from 1st May – 16th August 2015.
I am honoured to have my image – shown here on the left – on show alongside, on the right, the 2nd Prize winner Jessica Fulford-Dobson with her Skate Girl image and on the far right, the Euromaidan Protesters by Tom Jamieson.
Feis Projects along with Street Level Photoworks are putting on a group show of photographers who have been contributing to the Documenting Britain project. The exhibition is on at Gallery 103 in the Trongate.
I am pleased to have been asked to contribute to this show along with 10 other photographers. It runs from 25th April to the 24th May with talks on the 2nd May and the 23rd May.
For this exhibition, I decided to show six portraits of children who all live in Glasgow.
“The portraits shown look at aspects of childhood: from developing an awareness of choice, such as having an active voice, through to most-likely innate behaviours that reflect on wider narratives in society such as gender, play, and conflict. One image reminds us of the fantasy and escapism of childhood whilst another suggests and touches on how children may attempt to shape themselves, often reluctantly, to belong to the group.”
This show is part of the Season of Photography in Scotland.
I found out a couple of weeks ago that one of my photographs has been selected for this year’s exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014.
There were 4,193 entries of which about 60 portraits are chosen for exhibition so I am obviously delighted to be in the show. It will be on 13 November 2014 – 22 February 2015 in London and thereafter touring. I will update once I know more dates and venues.