Mackenzie Calle is a photographer from Southern California, currently based in Brooklyn. She grew up as an athlete who was passionate about science and television, which 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 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. Later that year, she began The Gay Space Agency, which reckons with the history of NASA astronauts and the LGBTQ+ community. The project was recently awarded the Magnum Foundation Counter Histories grant and was shortlisted for the PhMuseum Women Photographers Grant.
Pride Photo Award
Pride Photo Award 2023
Exhibition Selection Stories