November 2013



Untold Stories

My photographs capture authentic moments of my teenagers in these last fleeting days of childhood. As I document these metaphorical memories, I also explore my conflicted feelings around their imminent departure from home and the knowledge that both our worlds will be shifting into new terrains. The work celebrates the last moments of innocence, and mourns the loss of naiveté – and proximity – that will change our mother-child relationships.



The choice of black-and-white medium and traditional darkroom printing allows me to express these conflicting emotions. The blown out areas and the deep shadows reflect the contradictory nature and intensity of my feelings.




Vestiges of my own Southern childhood filter through in the choice of locations. These photographs illustrate my view of the universal timelessness of coming of age and its effects on family.





Mary Anne Mitchell is a photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She shoots her fine art work on film, and prints traditionally. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Her photographs have been featured in online publications such as Burn, SXSE Photomagazine and Plates to Pixelsand can be found in private and corporate collections around the country.