Native is an agency focused on Latin American and African visual talent. It seeks to empower underrepresented photojournalists and visual storytellers and connect them to a global audience. While huge strides have been made by Latin American & African visual journalists to break into the– what still is an all western and male –industry. Storytellers and mostly female ones outside of Europe and The U.S. are woefully under represented. Conceived in Medellín (Colombia) and Amsterdam (The Netherlands), NATIVE Agency wants to empower visual journalists from these regions who have remained invisible to the global arena.
Experience has taught us that local documentary photographers & visual storytellers not only are able to tell great stories, but they can also excel in telling their own stories, from their own regions. These stories have mostly remained undiscovered, which is the main reason Native wants to address the main obstacles such photographers face and connect them to a global audience. We specialise in sourcing and curating extraordinary local talent. We want to help committed photographers and visual storytellers find their voice and we want you to hear it.