2019 Judge Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

2019 Guest Judge


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Through her love of line, shape and color, Lauren Mitchell captures the ageing sprawl of her everyday surroundings in the Sunshine State. She spends much of her time figuring out just what it means to live in Florida — to be in this beautiful, strange place where reality and illusion exist side by side. Though much of her work is vivid and bright, there is often an undercurrent of strangeness and darkness residing just below the surface.

She would also like to add that she is continually inspired by her neighborhood, even for the reasons why she very much dislikes it.

Lauren received her BA in Graphic Design and Art History from San Diego State. She was born in 1984 to a woman who commuted two hours each day to work in a cubicle and took her daughter to McDonalds so much that she got Happy Meal toys for free.

Her work has been displayed in numerous exhibitions across the country. In 2016, she received honorable mention in the PDN Exposure Awards.

She currently resides on the Space Coast of Florida with her husband and daughter.

The Documentary Family Awards is an international competition in search of the insightful and meaningful ways that documentary photographers explore the interpretation of family.