Pittsfield is a little town in the heart of Maine, living "A Year of Kindness." For Down East Magazine, I got to explore this sweet little town while the leaves were at their brightest, students were heading back to school, and the farms were finishing their harvests. Read the full article by Virginia Wright here.
Images © Greta Rybus for Down East Magazine
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
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
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.
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
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
It was an absolute blast to photograph a seafood lover's road trip for the Wall Street Journal. The story took me to Vena's Fizz House, Eventide Oyster Co, Holy Donut, Young's Lobster Pound, Two Lights Lobster Shack, Mount Desert Island Ice Cream, Mount Beattie, and Cadillac Mountain.
You can see the full article with images by clicking here.
All images © Greta Rybus for the Wall Street Journal
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
New work for To Market Magazine, documenting US Congresswoman Chellie Pingree on her farm on North Haven Island, where she has been running an organic farm for over 40 years.
All images © Greta Rybus for To Market
A project that has spanned several years, this book features profiles of over 20 Mainers who work with art, land, and sea. Published by Princeton Architectural Press, the book will hit bookstores in September but is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
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.
See the full article here.
All images © Greta Rybus for Boston Magazine.
I'm so excited to have my climate change series (and my approach to working on it) featured in this month's issue of PDN!
Photographing a selection of year-round indoor farming operations in Maine for Hannaford's Fresh Magazine.
Great to see some Idaho love in Food & Wine this month!
One of my favorite assignments this year was joining an expedition with the "ice cowboys" of Newfoundland, who set out on dangerous missions to gather ice from ancient icebergs. The water from the ice is among the purest in the world. This story was photographed for Lufthansa Magazin Exclusive.