Eloisa Lopez is a Filipino photojournalist based in Manila who specializes in stories on human rights, women, and religion.
Lopez began her career documenting Filipino Catholic faith when Pope Francis visited the Philippines in 2015. After graduating at the De La Salle University in the same year, she worked as a photo correspondent for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and covered news and lifestyle stories.
In 2016, after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won the elections and declared a war on drugs, Lopez documented the nightly killings across Metro Manila as a personal project. She continued to work on this story as a crime beat multimedia reporter for online news site Rappler in 2017.
Her work was exhibited with fellow photojournalists covering the drug war at the Prix Bayeux Festival in Normandy, WARM Festival in Sarajevo, and at the World Council of Churches in Geneva. She continues to pursue the story through a grant from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
In late 2018, Lopez also joined Reuters as a contributing photographer covering news around the Philippines.
For assignments and inquiries, contact:
The Night Weeps, The Philippine Star
'Have We Opened the Gates of Hell With Our Images?', The Atlantic
EXHIBITIONS / RECOGNITIONS
2018 The Authority Collective: 30 Under-the-Radar Photographers
2018 World Press Photo Festival / Amsterdam, Netherlands
2017 Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand / Bangkok, Thailand
2017 Prix-Bayeux Festival / Normandy, France
2017 ActiveVista / Philippines
2017 WARM Festival / Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herezegovina
2017 World Council of Churches / Geneva, Switzerland