Born and raised in the Bronx, photographer and director Renell Medrano creates dreamy imagery that speaks to both her Dominican heritage, and the multicultural community she grew up in. Even her staged photos give an impression of spontaneity and freedom. In her portraiture, sitters appear regal wherever they’re posing, whatever they’re wearing. Renell has shot campaigns for Tiffany & Co., Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Dior, and taken on assignments from the New York Times, Vogue, and Interview. For her personal series PAMPARA, created in collaboration with WePresent, Renell returned to the Dominican Republic for the first time since she was a teenager and documented the beauty and richness of the culture that has continuously inspired her.