Jeff Mitchell was born in Milton, Scotland in 1970. Jeff has been a photographer for over 20 years starting out on the Helnsburgh Advertiser and progressing to the Edinburgh Evening News and Glasgow Herald, he also worked for Reuters before taking up a staff position for Getty Images in 2006, as a News Photographer based in Scotland.
Assignments have varied over the years from covering the recent clashes in Kiev, the Arab Spring, World Cup in Africa for FIFA, travelling on the Labour battle bus during the 2010 general election following Gordon Brown and features like Lairg Lamb sale - the largest one day sale in Europe, and Up Helly - AA Viking Festival on the Shetland Isles.
He has also been involved in many UK international news stories such as the funerals of Princess Diana and the Queen Mother, the foot and mouth outbreak and the multiple murder of 16 school children at Dunblane Primary School in March of 1996.
Jeff currently lives in Alexandria with his wife Lyn and two sons Finlay aged ten and Callum aged seven.
World Press Photo – 1st Place Nature and Environment Stories
Winner of the British Picture Editor Awards Photographer of the Year x 2
Winner of the British Picture Editor Awards Sports Photographer of the Year x 2
British Picture Editor Awards Royal Photographer of the Year
British Picture Editor Awards Business Industry Photographer of the Year.
Winner of the Nikon Regional Photographer of the Year x 2
Winner of the British Press Gazette Regional Press Photographer of the Year
Scottish Sports Photographer of the year.
Scottish News Photographer of the year in the Scottish Press Awards 2011