Applications now open for the inaugural Native and Everyday Projects Mentorship Program!


As part of our mission to nurture and amplify the voices of emerging photographers from underrepresented communities, Native and The Everyday Projects launch their inaugural series of long-term educative mentorships by regional and international professionals in the field of documentary and editorial photography.



Our program offers mentees the opportunity to develop skills that will help them develop a unique visual language and build their career. Our ultimate goal is to help create an industry that better reflects the diversity of the world and the people whose stories we document as well as provide cost-free learning opportunities.

Our mentors are: Adriana Zehbrauskas, Alice Gabriner, Allison Shelley, Andrew Esiebo, Andrew Katz, Brent Lewis, Donald Weber, Edward Echwalu, James Estrin, Jennifer Samuel, John Stanmeyer, Michael Robinson Chavez, Nick Kirkpatrick, Olivier Laurent, Oscar B. Castillo, Peter DiCampo, Ricci Shryock, Shahidul Alam, Shaminder Dulai, Stephen Mayes, Tanya Habjouqa, and Walter Astrada.


To Apply:

Each mentee will be expected to produce a project on a shared theme over the course of the mentorship. The theme is “Territory.” Mentees are encouraged to interpret this theme broadly, and as they see fit. Some suggestions include:

    • an area or space of belonging

    • a familiar subject  

    • a physical, mental, or spiritual boundary

    • a two-dimensional subject or three-dimensional space

    • a mental space

    • a personal identity: qualities, beliefs, personality, looks and/or expressions that make a  person, a community, a country, a group

If you are an emerging photographer from Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Middle East, we invite you to apply for our mentorship program by following this link. The deadline for applications is December 18th at 23:59 EST (GMT-5).


Announcements will be made during the last week of December 2017.

Please reach out to with any questions or concerns regarding the application process or read our FAQ.