Mackenzie Calle is a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn.  

Her long-term project, The Gay Space Agency, addresses the inequities for the LGBTQIA+ community in astronautics. The project was awarded the Magnum Foundation Counter Histories Grant and was shortlisted for the PhMuseum Women Photographers Grant. It will be exhibited at Photoville 2023 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

She grew up as an athlete who was passionate about science and television. This led her to 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 as a photography producer, editor, and photographer at NBCUniversal across networks that include 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. 



2022 MAGNUM FOUNDATION, Counter Histories Grantee

2022 PHMUSEUM, Women Photographers Grant, Shortlist 

2022 LENSCRATCH, Student Prize Honorable Mention


Eddie Adams Workshop XXXV

Documentary Photography & Visual Journalism, International Center of Photography

BA, Cinema Studies, New York University


2023 Photoville

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