Miss Lopez Media
Photo by Rose Leòn
Originally from Central Washington (Yakima to be exact), Renee Lopez moved to Portland in 2006 to get a fresh start. In 2015, Miss Lopez became involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, making good friends with Portland rapper Glenn Waco. This marked a shift from taking photographs as a hobby to using her camera as a tool of resistance, documenting injustices, the Black Lives Matter movement, and Portland’s hip hop scene. In her recent work, Women of Color in PDX, she focuses on Portland-based women of color, promoting self-love and unity while pushing back on internalized misogyny through portraiture and story sharing. Miss Lopez has been told she has an eye for truly capturing people and who they are. “I just want to make a difference in someone’s life with my work, help people, tell their story.”
Miss Lopez is a Freelance Photographer for We Out Here Magazine, Vortex Magazine and The Portland Mercury. She recently did a Artist Talk at the Portland Art Museum.
Published Features/ Press Interviews
The Portland Mercury: http://www.portlandmercury.com/visual-art/2017/02/08/18838059/rene-lopezs-my-life-through-my-lenshttp://www.portlandmercury.com/Newcomers-Guide-2016/2016/09/14/18565016/meet-your-poc-communities
The Portland Monthly: https://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2017/3/20/19-oregon-women-you-must-follow-on-social-media
Vortex Magazine: http://www.vrtxmag.com/articles/understanding-the-realities-of-our-black-community-in-portland
Her work has been shown at Union Knott gallery, C3initiative gallery, UNA gallery and at a first Thursday gallery show with Adidas.
Here are some of the Great Organizations she's had the pleasure of working for, Microsoft, Mother Pac, Momentum Alliance, Oregon Community Foundation, PICA, SEIU, Portland Art Museum, Art Spark, Friends of Noise, Multnomah County Health Department, and RACC.
I run this company on my own, if you are interested in donating your time/money to help keep my work going please email me or I can take donations on my Cash App $MISSLOPEZMEDIA Thank you so much!
Portrait session (seniors/families/models): Spring Photo Deal: $200 for 2 hours. 1 location 2 Outfits. 50 final edited images or more. Weddings: By consultation. ~1,500 Tour/Festival: Inquire for day rate. By consultation.