While the journalism and documentary industry struggle with issues of diversity and representation, Native wants to amplify the voices of visual journalists from less represented regions and communities and showcase their work to the world at large. 

We are a platform for emerging photographers. We want to deliver high-quality visual stories and for editors to find them. We seek to represent, educate, connect, and support through collaborations with media organisations, NGOs, and other agencies.  

As part of our core activities are 2-year mentorship programmes organised with Everyday Projects and the organisation of regional festivals and workshops all geared towards informing and nurturing photographers and help them navigate the documentary industry. 

Our goal is to help change the industry and transform it into one that better reflects the diversity of the world as well as the people whose stories we document. 

We are Native.