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Portraits by Mint

Mint is a London based photographer, specialising in formal yet contemporary portraits of children.

An award-winning art photographer, with a background of newspaper and magazine photography, environment and storyline are equally as important to her work as the more traditional elements of costume and pose.

Believing that children are full of wonderful ideas, Mint’s main focus when working with children is on getting the child fully involved in the whole creative process, so that their outlook and interests are being celebrated just as much as their physical self.

Thanks to mobile phones, we as parents are able to constantly snap and capture ourselves many of our children’s magical moments in action. And so Mint’s approach is rather about a studied celebration of a particular stage in the child’s life.


Mint studied photography at Central St Martins School of Art, London, and The Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town.

She began her photographic career as a staff photographer at The Sunday Times South Africa, before turning freelance and working for publications including The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Times UK.

Her documentary portraiture work has been published in numerous magazines, including: The Times Magazine UK, Spectrum, Colors Magazine, Marie Claire USA…

She has had solo shows in South Africa, London, and Berlin, and has been shown in group exhibi-tions worldwide, including at The Nobel Peace Centre Norway. Her photographs have been used as posters for exhibitions at The British Museum, and The Wellcome Collection, London.

She has photographs in the permanent collections of The South African National Gallery, And The University of South Africa.

In 2010 she was awarded a career grant at Spier Contemporary South Africa.

In 2011 one of her teenage series was selected for the Taylor Wessing Portrait prize Exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery, London.