Born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Brazilian visual artist whose practice is focused on contemporary issues, namely the environmental and the Human Rights agendas, with a decolonial gaze from the Global South. Her projects are engaged in the political agency of photography and in the role of image-based media in society.
She was trained by Magnum Photos and the Central Saint Martins of the University of the Arts London/UK, and holds a PhD in Creative Arts awarded by the University for the Creative Arts/UK. She has been nominated as one of the 12 women photographers to watch worldwide on the PhMuseum.
Awards (awardee and shortlisted): PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos, The Royal Photographic Society Award, Pictures Of the Year/POY Latam, Arles Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award, Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award, Encontros da Imagem Photography and Visual Arts Festival Photobook Award, Brazil's National Arts Foundation Marc Ferrez Photography Prize, Pierre Verger Photography Prize, Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography Grant, International Art Residence Prize LabMIS by the São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound/MIS-SP (Brazil) and Can Xalant (Spain), ESSO Journalism Prize.
Articles about Ribeiro’s work have been published in magazines and on websites specialised in the field of Photography like LensCulture, Photoworks, The Royal Photographic Society Journal, Viens Voir, VIST Projects, RPS Contemporary Photography, Katalog - Journal of Photography & Video, Resumo Fotográfico, as well as in other publications in the USA, Spain, France, Brazil and in the UK.
Member of 'Foto Féminas', platform dedicated to gather and promote the work of female photographers from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Member of 'Women Photograph'.
Collaborator of the 'Fast Forward: Women in Photography', collective of female photographers which is designed to promote and engage with women in photography across the globe. (https://fastforward.photography/gallery/).
Collaborator and photo editor of the project 'Voices of Latin America' - organised by the Latin America Bureau-LAB, which acknowledges and speaks out the struggle of grassroots social movements against mega-development projects, violence, gentrification in urban areas, etc., throughout Latin America. (https://lab.org.uk/voices/).
Co-founder and member of ‘Agnitio - change through photography' - collective project by Henrique Teixeira (photographer), Daniel Gouvêa (journalist), Luiza Vianna (social scientist) and Marilene Ribeiro that aims to empower communities via photography skills. (www.agnitio.ning.com).