Born in Londons' East End, Portland based photographer Lola Wallace has travelled the globe producing carefully studied photographic essays, ranging from Portland’s legendary glamorous drag queen, Darcelle, to working with international NGOs to raise awareness and funds to uplift and empower women and girls in India.
Sambhali Trust - NGO - Rajasthan, India
Since coming back to Portland, Lola has focused on portrait photography, trying to break the mold of formal studio sessions contrasting classical fine art lighting with fun and irreverent mood, including a commission from Nike to photograph the Advanced innovation Team.
Nike Advanced Innovation Team Portraits
In July '22, Lonesome Pictopia, (a Portland, women owned business, that hand creates beautiful and unique wallpapers and decor), hosted an exhibition of Lolas' portraits.
Melanie- Owner and Creative Force- Lonesome Pictopia
Lola has won three international awards for her self portrait work., the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, The Curators Choice award for Personality: Contemporary Portraiture at the PH21 Gallery in Budapest, and Photographers Without Borders-Scotia Bank 2021