Mackenzie Calle is a creative documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn and traveling frequently. She holds a BA in Cinema Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, a certificate from ICP’s Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism program, and was a member of Eddie Adams Workshop class XXXV. Prior to her photography career, she worked for  five years as a photography producer and editor at NBCUniversal.

Her long-term personal project, The Gay Space Agency, was awarded the Magnum Foundation Counter Histories Grant and was shortlisted for the PhMuseum Women Photographers Grant. It was exhibited at Pride Photo Festival, Photoville, and Noorderlicht International Photo Festival. 

Clients include National Geographic, The Washington Post, GAYLETTER, Discovery, MSNBC, and The Wall Street Journal. 

Contact me at 

 Instagram @Mackenzie.Calle


2023 DEAR DAVE, Fellowship Winner

2023 LENSCULTURE, Emerging Talent Winner 


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, Director’s Fellowship

BA, Cinema Studies, New York University


2023 Regenerate, Group Exhibition, Noorderlicht International Photo Festival

2023 Photoville, Container Exhibition

2023 Pride Photo, Group Exhibition

2022 The Curated Fridge, Group Exhibition

2022 Shifting Selves, Group Exhibition, International Center of Photography


2022 EDITED, OKS Berlin

2022 Lenscratch: 25 to Watch

2022 Shift Magazine, Featured Photographer

2022 PhMuseum Featured Story