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Eloisa Lopez

Eloisa Lopez is a photojournalist based in Manila, Philippines, with a special interest in stories on human rights, women’s issues, and religion. Since 2016, she has worked extensively to document the ongoing war on drugs in the Philippines; her work has been exhibited in France, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Netherlands. She is a regular contributor to Reuters, and is the winner of the 2019 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation.


Photographs by Eloisa Lopez

Church vs. State

Summer 2019 | Reporting

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal but popular war on drugs has forced the Catholic Church to ask itself a defining question: What is its responsibility under an immoral regime?