Mitch Karunaratne (b.1969) is a documentary landscape photographer, based in London. Her work is principally concerned with how stories are held within the land and the relationship between the land and regional identities.

For the past years, she has been focusing on the northern parts of the world, where she explores the process of changing relationships with the land. Mitch received her MA in Photography from University of Brighton in 2012. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad, most recently in Norway and Italy. She is a founding member of the MAP6 collective.


MA Photography (Merit)  - University of Brighton, 2012

Urban Photography Summer School, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2010

MA Art and Design in Education, Institute of Education, University of London, 1995

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Institute of Education, University of London, 1992

  Ba(hons) 2:1 Human Geography, Queen Mary College, University of London, 1991



  •Babel Gallery, Trondheim, Norway. October 2014

  •Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend. January 2013- March 2013


 That Which is Lost - Vallum Gallery. Carlisle. July 2017

 Exhausting Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Art Gallery, April 2017

• Landslag – Northern Light. SIA Gallery. Sheffield July 2016

 That Which is Lost - Safehouse Peckham, May 2016

 That Which is Lost - Hastings Arts Forum. April 2016

Landslag – Arts Pavilion, London. November 2015

 Star City – Of People and Places, Oxford House Gallery. London February 2015

Beyond the Fields – Le Loggia, Assisi, Italy. November – December 2014

Star City – Carlisle Photo Festival. Carlisle. November 2014

Silver of the Sea – Foto39, Bristol. November 2014

Star City – Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton. October – November 2014

Star City – Tower Gallery, London. March – May 2014

Silver of the Sea – Rauði Klefinn, Skagaströnd, Iceland. August 2013

Passante – Carlisle Photo Festival. April 2013

Welcome to Bata – Deja Vu. The Dentist, London. November 2012

Welcome to Bata – MAP6:2 Brighton Media Centre. October 2012

Welcome to Bata – Deja Vu. University of Brighton. September 2012

Last Stop Hollywood – C Photobook Show. Brighton. August 2012

Welcome to Bata – Photobook Show. Margate. July 2012


Carlisle Photo Festival - Bursary Award Winner. April 2015

Invited resident at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Norway. September – October 2014

Artist in Residence Mount Subasio National Park, Italy. April 2014

 Vignette Documentary Photographer Awards. Finalist 2013

Artist In Residence, Skagaströnd, Iceland. August 2013.