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.
Today we present you with yet another stand out collective that is worth getting to know. This collective came to life in the bars and coffee shops of the Adams Morgan neighborhood in DC, but it didn’t stop there. Currently, Metro Collective has members from all across the U.S., Amsterdam, Prague, Tirana and Stockholm.
You probably noted above that they mentioned one of their goals is providing a common platform for their long-term projects, which is one of my favorite aspects of this collective. If you are in need of a little inspiration for your next photo project, this is a great place to find it. There are some breathtaking projects on Metro’s website. Robert Knoth has a project called “Back to Square One,” which covers drought, rehabilitation and collapse in northern Afghanistan, photographer Eros Hoagland tackles a tough project about Mexico’s war on drugs called “Narcoland” and “Kumbh Mela” is another stunning project by Daniel Cima about the Hindu pilgrimage to the Ganges River. These are just three of 10 projects displayed on the website.
Stop by the website and get to know the talented photographers that make up this collective a little better. I’m sure you’ll find inspiration in their work.