" I'm interested in documenting the full spectrum of the human experience:
the struggle and joy, the light and darkness."
Greta Rybus is a full-time freelance photojournalist specializing in editorial portraiture, travel and documentary photography.
She is currently based in Portland, Maine where she lives with her sweetheart and her scruffy sidekick, a dog named Murray.
Born in Boise, Idaho, Greta studied Photojournalism and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Montana. Her first book, Handcrafted Maine, about people in Maine working with art land, and sea, is now in bookstores. She has a goal to spend one month of every year living and photographing in a new place and is currently working on an ongoing project exploring how climate change impacts individuals and communities. Thus far, she has worked on the project in Senegal, Panama, and Norway.
She has lived in Japan, the Netherlands, the San Juan Islands, Montana, Seattle, the Sawtooth Mountains, and Berlin, Germany.
Upcoming Travel Dates:
Washington, DC – September 29-30
Mexico- October 28 – November 10
Handcrafted Maine book talk at the Portland Public Library – September 27 at noon
Handcrafted Maine book signing and meet & greet: November 16 from 4-7- Home Remedies, Portland, Maine
Handcrafted Maine book signing at the Meadow Bookstore – November 18, Belfast location 12-2 and Blue Hill location 4-6
Editorial clients include:
the New York Times
the Wall Street Journal
the Boston Globe
the Associated Press
Mother Earth Living
Poets & Writers
the Jewish Daily Forward
Down East Magazine
the National Geographic Channel
Other collaborators and clients:
G.H. Bass & Co.
Maine Farmland Trust
United Way of Greater Portland
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Maine College of Art
Maine Women Magazine