Marilene Ribeiro is a Brazilian photographer based in Farnham, UK. She is a current PhD researcher at the University for the Creative Arts, UK. She is co-founder and member of ‘Agnitio - change through photography’, a collective project that aims to empower communities via photography skills since 2007. Ribeiro is also one of the members of the Biotrópicos Institute, a Brazilian Non Governmental Organization that deals with biodiversity conservation and the relationship between human beings and nature.
Ribeiro’s work has been exhibited in Brazil, Spain, China, and England. Her practice is focused on identity and contemporary matters, bringing together photography, intervention and collaboration.
In June 2017 she was shortlisted for the Marylin Stafford FotoReportage Award. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Royal Photographic Society Award – Postgraduate Bursary. In 2012 she was awarded the ‘International Art Residence Programme LabMIS’ by the São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound / MIS. In 2010, ‘Nos Passos de Jean’, a joint work conceived and written by the journalist Thiago Herdy and photographed by Ribeiro, was one of the winners of the ‘ESSO Journalism Prize’.
Articles about Ribeiro’s work have been published in France, Spain, Brazil, and in the United Kingdom: ‘New Wave’ – by Anna Fox and Felix Fox, Photoworks’ Ideas Series Essay (2016); ‘Displaced memories’- by Elizabeth Mistry, The Royal Photographic Society Journal (2015); ‘Community as Transit and Stammering: On Dora García’s and Marilene Ribeiro’s collaborative blogs’ - by Helena González Fernández, Communautés impossibles/Impossible Communities (2012); ‘Gente, vertente, sertão’ - Caros Amigos Magazine (2006).