Native Foundation

 
 © Johis Alarcón (Ecuador)

© Johis Alarcón (Ecuador)

Why do we exist as a foundation? 
 

As democracy is increasingly threatened, journalism must become an effective tool for responsible storytelling by viewing and reflecting the world through diverse perspectives. This can only be done if representation in the global media industry truly corresponds with the diversity of global life.

It is our responsibility to be aware of the lack of representation in the media and journalism community by finding solutions to the diversity gap and making sure that localised and underrepresented voices are made just as loud in international media organisations.

With photographers all around the world, Native foundation and its volunteers are building this network of talent from the ground up. Story by story, one connection at the time–whether it is through a workshop in Ecuador, an online mentorship programme or personal advice through email. We’re committed to finding and training the next generation of talented visual journalists and photographers from less-represented communities. 

With photographers all around the world, Native foundation and its volunteers are building this network of talent from the ground up. Story by story, one connection at the time

Native is bigger than diversity in journalism. 

By taking action with Native, you will be part of a long line of people and organisations committed to diversifying the media landscape, standing up and taking on the big fight for equality, diversity, equal rights to be represented, education, and expanding opportunities. 

Get in touch and find out how you can support our cause.