Camp Etna with writer Mira Ptacin for the Wing's brand new No Man's Land magazine

In Central Maine, a group of spirit mediums and healers– mostly women – live in a spiritualist community called Camp Etna. For an upcoming book, writer Mira Ptacin has been collecting the stories of the 135-year-old camp and the women who call it home. An excerpt of her project was just released today (along with some of my photos of the camp) in the inaugural issue of No Man's Land, a publication created by the women at The Wing, a feminist social club in New York City.

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All images © Greta Rybus for the Wing

Fall Adventure for REI

Earlier this year, I got to work with the dream team at REI to create imagery for their Fall 2017 Adventure campaign, now live on their website, social media, and marketing. We had a blast scrambling around the trails and plateaus of the Southwest, and I was so impressed by REI's dedication to getting people outdoors. All models were REI members or employees who all shared a love for the wilderness. 

All images © Greta Rybus for REI

Creating Images that Celebrate All Bodies for Etain

New work for Etain, a undergarments boutique that specializes in carrying an inventory that supports all bodies and genders. Their business model operates on concepts of intersectional feminism. I loved applying values and viewpoints that support all people and their bodies to the imagery we created with a group of beautiful and visionary people who were brave enough to wear tiny clothes by the coast for the camera. 

All images © Greta Rybus for Etain

Senegal Climate Change story published in GEO France


When I first started working on my climate change project in Senegal, I knew I wanted the story to be published because I believed that my subjects' time was valuable and their stories were important. I also felt that human experience of climate was under-reported and under-represented in the international conversation about climate change.

When I returned home and started sharing the project with editors, many of them told me that it would likely never be published because "people just don't want to read about climate change."

That's why it's a big deal to find an editor or publisher willing to run these images and stories. I was moved to the point of being misty-eyed to see my Senegal series on the pages of GEO France, grateful for the twelve pages, diligence, and respect they gave this story.

I’m still hopeful, especially in the wake of extreme and unprecedented flooding in Texas and Southeast Asia (worsened by human-caused climate change), that the American media will deepen and broaden their commitment to reporting on climate change.

The Groundbreakers, Evolvers, and New Guardians: Growing Maine Farms

One of my favorite projects each year is to photograph local farms for Maine Farmland Trust's annual journal. It's a collaboration between the farms, design group Might & Main, Maine Farmland Trust, and Maine-based writers and photographers. This year, I documented the way local farms are scaling up in size to increase production or reach larger markets. The story was written by talented writer Melissa Coleman, and the three featured farms are Lakeside Family Farm, Fishbowl Farm, and North Star Sheep Farm. 

All images © Greta Rybus for Maine Farmland Trust

The Lost Kitchen for the Boston Globe

It's not easy to get a reservation at the Lost Kitchen. Reservations are managed by an annual lottery system: call at midnight on April 1, and you might get a table for the coming season. Chef Erin French's meals are legendary not only for their flavor and artistry, but their sense of intimacy. In today's Sunday (front page!) of the Boston Globe, a beautiful article by food writer Devra First on the legend-like story of the Lost Kitchen. 

Images © Greta Rybus for the Boston Globe

Slowing Down in Belize

Finding time to read, rest, and explore in Belize. Images are from the Garifuna community of Hopkins and a tiny, off-the-grid caye in Glover's Atoll. 

All image © Greta Rybus

LL Bean for Boston Magazine

Behind the scenes at LL Bean's boot factory, archives, and product-testing lab photographed for Boston Magazine. The article investigated the company's reaction and response to post-election controversy. 

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All images © Greta Rybus for Boston Magazine.