Biography

Margaretta K. Mitchell is a nationally-known artist and professional photographer, author, and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Art History and Fine Art from Smith College, as well as a Master's degree in Visual Studies in Photography from UC Berkeley.

Margaretta photographs people, gardens, interiors and other assignments, and exhibits her fine art photography internationally. Her photography is included in the book A History of Women Photographers (1994). On January 31, 2000 she was honored by the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra at the world premiere of a new work by French composer Jean Pascal Beintus, commissioned by Kent Nagano and inspired by Margaretta's photographic project Dance for Life.

An exhibition of portraits from her most recent book The Face of Poetry, published by the University of California Press is currently touring the U.S.

Articles about Margaretta K. Mitchell: (downloadable in PDF format)

Berkeley Images (pdf)
Dance for Life (pdf)
New York Magazine article (pdf)
A Photographic Performance (pdf)
New York Times (pdf)



Margaretta K. Mitchell