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New Adventure // Ten days in Guatemala

 

For the last two years, I've headed to Guatemala to spend some time with my family (who live in Idaho) and to work with our favorite organization, Hug It Forward, who works with communities to address Guatemala's school shortage by constructing schools from collected rubbish. Guatemala is a country of artists, or remarkably resilient and peaceful people. 

All images © Greta Rybus

Lauren Fensterstock for Interview Magazine

 
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Sculptor Lauren Fensterstock, photographer for an online feature for Interview Magazine. 

“I feel like I get an itch and I’m always trying to scratch that itch. I feel like the most exciting moments are when I’m reading and some idea kind of breaks my mind and I can’t quite grasp it. That’s when I start running to the studio, trying to draw out something abstract. If I can manifest it, I can understand it.”

-Lauren Fensterstock

All Images © Greta Rybus

Teen Homelessness for Scholastic

 
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With the onset of a very harsh New England winter, I’ve been thinking about a story about youth homelessness I photographed for the New York Times / Scholastic’s UpFront Magazine. I spent the day with a very brave teen who had been homeless for several years, photographing the locations of family evictions and makeshift shelters. 

All images © Greta Rybus for Scholastic / the New York Times

Nebo Lodge on North Haven

 
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Unless you know someone on North Haven Island, Nebo Lodge is the only place to stay on the beautiful and remote island. It’s woven into the tight-knit fabric of the island: furnished by treasures found in thrift stores by the inn’s gardener and the food supplied by the the thriving Turner Farm. The mainland isn’t so far away, but Nebo feels like a world of it’s own. 

Taken for Maine Magazine’s Hospitality Issue. 

All images © Greta Rybus

Influential Mainers for Maine Magazine

 
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There are a lot of people working to make Maine (and the world beyond it) better. They are political movers-and-shakers, farmers, CEOs, artists, bankers, and educators whose work has measurable impact and inspiring effects. 

I got to photograph over 40 of them (within the span of about two weeks). 
Check out the article in the July issue of Maine Magazine

All images © Greta Rybus