Ryan Mitchell has been passionate about the visual arts since childhood. Upon graduating high school, however, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served in the infantry rising to the rank of Corporal and deploying twice on noncombative deployments that entailed training other militaries of various countries and peace-keeping operations.
After serving honorably for four years, he attended and graduated from Savannah's College of Art and Design in 2021 obtaining a BFA. He is currently a graduate student at Syracuse University pursuing an MFA in Art Photography. His work has been published in various online publications such as Undivided Magazine and Toy Photographers Publication; as well as gallery exhibits in SCAD Open Studio, Atlanta Photography Group, and LightWorks.