Amanda Lopez is a Los Angeles based portrait and lifestyle photographer. She was born and raised in Sacramento, California under the watchful eye of her parents and paintings of La Virgen de Guadalupe. Her father lent her a camera at the age of 17, and photography soon became her savior. She studied art at San Francisco State University, and continued to shoot around the Bay Area and beyond. Whether she's photographing models, street musicians or members of her family, Lopez's camera eye looks for a balance of beauty, strength and urban tenacity. Her work has been published in Vibe, XXL, The Reed Pages, Rollingstone, XLR8R, Essence, Hamburger Eyes and the books "Street World," by Roger Gastman, Upper Playground's "Backyard Shake Down" and "Girls Got Kicks," the first photo documentary about women sneaker collector. Lopez' work was also included in this years AI-AP Latin American Fotografía 6 catalog and is on view in the MoMA's latest exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"
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