Mackenzie Calle

United States

Mackenzie Calle is a freelance visual storyteller based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work often blurs the line between documentary and fiction to explore forgotten histories and queer experiences.

She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Cinema Studies and was awarded the Director’s Fellowship to attend ICP’s Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program. Calle was selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop class XXXV. 

Calle was selected as a Magnum Foundation Counter Histories Fellow in 2022. That same year, she was named one of the Lenscratch 25 to Watch and was shortlisted for the PhMuseum Women Photographers Grant. In 2023, she was named as a LensCulture Emerging Talent Award winner and received the Dear Dave Fellowship.  

Her work has been exhibited at Photoville, Pride Photo Festival, and Noorderlicht International Photo Festival.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2024 World Press Photo Contest winner 

Mackenzie Calle on Social Media:
Instagram: @mackenzie.calle

Mackenzie Calle

Portrait credit: Mackenzie Calle