Photo © Margarita Valdiviesso

We welcome applications from photographers interested in joining the Native community twice each year.

The upcoming application cycle will be held in Winter 2021. 

Winter 2021
  • Applications open January 1st 
  • Deadline to apply is January 31st
  • Decisions by March 1st

Summer 2021
  • Applications open July 1st 
  • Deadline to apply is July 31st
  • Decisions by September 1st

Application Requirements
  • CV and Biography
  • Location
  • Statement of purpose including: short term and long term goals, motivation (Why Native?), and expectations from membership 
  • One (personal) visual project completed
  • One publication in any media 
  • Full working website 
  • Email all materials to in a PDF by midnight on the deadline (NYC time) for consideration.

What does it mean to be a Native Photographer?

It is important to note that we do not operate as a traditional agency as we have become a platform of visibility and support for photographers so they can be their own agents.

As a Native photographer you will have the ability to build relationships with a diverse community of international creators. You will have support from the Native team for feedback on projects, pitches, and questions / concerns about the industry.
We expect photographers to be active participants in our community by joining monthly group calls and participating in group discussions, exhibitions, publications, and other projects.

Outside of Application Periods

Outside of our application periods we consider photographers to takeover our Instagram account and we offer portfolio reviews.

For more information on what materials are necessary for a portfolio review, email
For more information on how to be considered for an Instagram takeover, email

Native Agency

Platform highlighting visual storytellers from underrepresented regions -- Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Asia.
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Native Agency is integrated to:
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A photography & film archive by Visura
Photography grants, open calls, and contests
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