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Laura Beltrán Villamizar

Photo Editor / Founder

Native Agency

biography

Laura Beltrán Villamizar is an independent photography editor, writer, and educator born in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the founder of Native Agency – a platform dedicated to the promotion and development of visual journalists from under-represented regions and communities. Before founding Native, she worked as Editor at the World Press Photo Foundation, where she led educational programmes in Latin America and co-produced the yearly Joop Swart Masterclass. Laura has served on the jury for The Catchlight Fellowship (2018) and The Sinchi Photography Competition for Indigenous and Native Photographers (2017). She was also selected for the Alexia’s Foundation Seminar: “Latin America: Stories That Drive Change” (Miami, 2017). Laura currently lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.