Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Dutch, French
Years of experience: More than 10
Laura Beltrán Villamizar is an independent curator, writer, and educator in the field of photography and visual arts.
She is the Director of Photography of Atmos Magazine, a platform at the intersection of climate change and social justice.
She was the Art Director and Photo Editor at NPR
, working with the organization’s growing efforts to shape their enterprise visual journalism. She is also the founder of Native
– a non-profit platform dedicated to the promotion and development of visual journalists from under-represented regions and communities. Before founding Native, she worked at the World Press Photo Foundation
, where she led educational programs 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 Mexico City.