BIOGRAPHY


Stephanie Mitchell is the Photography Manager at Harvard University where she has been since 1999. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Stephanie came to New England to study at Wellesley College. She received her B.A. with honors from Wellesley, studied photography at the Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies in Portland, Maine and the Eddie Adams Workshop in upstate New York, and earned her master’s degree in Studio Arts and Film from the Harvard Extension School where her thesis on Iranian film won the Annamae and Allan R. Crite Prize.

In the course of her work at Harvard, she has traveled on assignment to Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, and Vietnam, photographed countless professors, staff, and students within the Harvard community, and documented numerous notable figures during their visits to Harvard, including the Dalai Lama, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Malala Yousafzai. Her photographs have been selected for exhibitions curated by the National Press Photographers Association and the Cambridge Art Association, awarded recognition from the Boston Press Photographers Association Pictures of the Year Contest, and appeared in publications throughout New England and beyond, including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Guardian, Irish Times, Der Spiegel, and Time Magazine.

Stephanie lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and two children. When not behind the camera lens, she may be found at her pottery wheel.