Ann Mitchell received her BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design and worked as an award-winning advertising and editorial photographer for over a decade. She then left commercial photography to pursue her own imagery, concentrating on urban landscapes and structures. In 1997 she completed her MFA from Claremont Graduate University and is currently Associate Professor of Art, and Photography Program Coordinator at Long Beach City College.
Her photographs have been included in a large number of solo and group exhibitions in the United States. She has also served as curator and is active as an organizer of photo-related events. Her work has been reproduced in a number of publications, including LensWork and View Camera magazines. Her monograph on an historic estate, Austin Val Verde: Impressions of a Montecito Masterpiece, was published by Balcony Press. Ann Mitchell continues to teach and pursue her photographic interests.