Photographer Deborah Gray Mitchell has been in the business of photography
since 1981 as both a fine art and commercial photographer.
Primarily self-taught, Deborah counts many successful photographers as her mentors.
She was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1950 and attended public schools and Memphis State University.
She has lived in Miami since 1979.
Deborah's photographs have received many awards for her work: b/w gelatine silver print
slice-of-life scenes of the American South and its people,
and she led the charge of underwater pool photographers in the early 1980s
with a body of work shot with an old Nikonos.
In the film days, Deborah shot formats from 35mm to 8x10.
Her “How-To” videos of darkroom instruction have been viewed thousands of times on YouTube,
and her photographs have been exhibited in several one woman and group shows.
her prints are included in numerous private and public collections including the Johnny Cash Museum In Nashville.
Mitchell is the first woman to have served as president (1992-1994) of the South Florida chapter
of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and in 1994 chaired the national
ASMP Chapter President’s Meeting. She was also a member of the board of directors
of Photogroup, a fine arts organization in Miami,
and was the featured artist at the last exhibition the organization held before it closed in 1998.
She was a member of the Business Development Board for the City of North Miami
and also served as a lay member of a Florida Bar Association Grievance Committee.
Mitchell recently sold her studio in North Miami and is working from her new location
in Miami’s Upper Eastside neighborhood of Belle Meade, shooting on location and working on personal