Ruth Prieto Arenas was born and raised in Mexico City. She studied Communications and worked as in visual media. She was an intern in the cultural research department at Magnum photos in New York in 2011. Ruth graduated from the program in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the International Center of Photography in 2012.
During 2013 she was selected to be part of Magnum´s Foundation Fellowship program to continue her project about inmigration. She was shortlisted for the Joop Swart Masterclass and Athens Foto Festival. Her work has been exhibited in the US, Mexico, Europe and China.
She has published her work at Picnic, New York Times Lens blog ,Burn Magazine, Lat Photo Magazine, Univision, among others. She was featured in the article ““9 Mexican Photographers you need to follow” in TIME magazine.