metro collective


Independent Together

Metro Collective is an international coalition of independent photographers, united by common values and a shared dedication to the expressive documentary spirit, where authorship and a personal visual aesthetic are grounded in humanistic stories and themes. Metro represents the individual visions of our members, a common platform for our long-term projects and our best, most personal work.
Born in the bars and coffee houses of Washington DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood,  Metro Collective has grown to include members from Los Angeles, Houston, Oakland, Amsterdam, Tirana, Prague, and most recently, Stockholm. Metro has become a kind of home in a fragile business market, where creative energies and inspirations are exchanged, bringing out the best in each other, supporting the members' dedication to the art in its true form. A collective, where the synergetic whole is greater than the sum of its individual parts, yet capable of being 'independent together'.
Metro Collective is dedicated to developing new business models and creative formats to connect documentary photography with broader audiences.