Mackenzie Calle is a photographer from Southern California, currently based in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she majored in Cinema Studies and was a member of the school’s volleyball team. For over five years she worked for NBCUniversal as a photo producer, editor, and photographer across networks including NBC, Bravo, MSNBC, CNBC, and NBC News. In 2021, she was awarded the Director’s Fellowship to attend the Documentary Photography and Visual Journalism program at the International Center of Photography.

In 2022, her project The Gay Space Agency, was awarded the Magnum Foundation Counter Histories Grant and was shortlisted for the PhMuseum Women Photographers Grant. The project reckons with the history of the American space program, the astronaut corp., and the LGBTQ+ community.


2022 Counter Histories Grantee, Magnum Foundation

2022 PhMuseum Women Photographers Grant, Shortlist 

2022 Honorable Mention, Lenscratch Student Prize

2021 Director’s Fellowship, International Center of Photography


Eddie Adams Workshop XXXV

Documentary Photography & Visual Journalism, International Center of Photography

BA, Cinema Studies, New York University


2023 New York Portfolio Review

2023 Pride Photo Exhibition

2022 The Curated Fridge

2022 EDITED, OKS Berlin

2022 Lenscratch: 25 to Watch

2022 Shift Magazine, Featured Photographer

2022 PhMuseum Featured Story

2022 Shifting Selves, Group Exhibition, International Center of Photography

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