Photographer. Activist. Organizer.
Jesse Pratt López is an Atlanta-based photographer, activist and community organizer. She is also a proud Trans woman, Latina, and immigrant. She was born in Cali, Colombia and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Whether it be through her photography or her grass-roots activism—Jesse uses her platform to empower Queer and Trans people of color, Undocumented folks, HIV+ folks, and all those whose identities are criminalized or erased. Ultimately, she hopes to democratize artistic accessibility in the process through things such as public art, multimedia pieces, and archaic processes placed in contemporary context(s). She also works with local community organizations such as Southern Fried Queer Pride & Community Estrella to create autonomous spaces for Queer and Trans people of color and fight for the rights of the criminalized.
Jesse has work in private collections in Atlanta and has exhibited in places such as the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Mason Fine Art, and the Savannah College of Art & Design—where she is a candidate for a BFA (2019). She has been published in both print magazines (Wussy Mag, local) and national publications, such as: Atlantic Magazine, The Hechinger Report, The Guardian, and PBS NewsHour.