Born in 1976, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


Practice engaged in the political agency of photography and in the role of image-based media (namely photography and moving image) in society. Works tackle contemporary issues, namely those related to Human Rights and the Rights of Nature, bringing together photography, intervention, and collaboration.

Awards (awardee and shortlisted): PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos, The Royal Photographic Society Award, Arles Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award, Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award, Encontros da Imagem Photography and Visual Arts Festival Photobook Award, Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography Grant, International Art Residence Prize Lab-MIS by the São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound/MIS-SP (Brazil) and Can Xalant (Spain), Funarte Marc Ferrez Photography Prize, 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, RPS Contemporary Photography, Katalog - Journal of Photography & Video, Foto Féminas, Resumo Fotográfico, as well as in other publications in the USA, Spain, France, Brazil and in the UK.

Attended the Federal University of Minas Gerais Fine Arts School (Brazil) and the University of the Arts London / Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (UK).

Currently Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Media & Film of the University of Winchester (UK).

PhD in Creative Arts awarded by the University for the Creative Arts / University of Brighton (UK).

MSc in Ecology, and Wildlife Conservation and Management awarded by the ECMVS Postgraduate Programme/UFMG (Brazil).

Member 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. (

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. (

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. (

Member of the Biotrópicos Institute - Brazilian Non-governmental Organisation that deals with biodiversity conservation and the relationship between human beings and nature. (