Greta Rico is a documentary photographer, journalist and educator focused on issues of gender and human rights. Her work focuses on exploring social boundaries and rehistorizing the body in a situated way. Through her images she reflects on coloniality, gender culture, violence, and trauma.
Her work has been published in magazines, print and digital media such as The Guardian, The HuffPost, Cuartoscuro, La Jornada, El Universal, Milenio, and Lado B among others. She has collaborated with UN Human Rights offices and with various civil society organizations with local, regional and global impact. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in various regions of Mexico and in cities such as New York, Tehran, Isfahan, Rome, Guayaquil, Kota Kinabalu and London. Greta is also part of SheSource, a panel of experts on feminism and women's rights issues at the Women's Media Center.
In late 2020, she was given the National Geographic COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists. Similarly, her work was recognized with third place in the "Working Women" photography contest organized by the Secretariat of Popular Cultures. In October 2020, she was the winner of the 23rd Latin American Documentary Photography Contest "The Works and the Days" in the Working Woman category. In the summer of 2020 she was nominated for the 6x6 Global Talent Program of the World Press Photo and selected as a finalist in the Women Photographt + Getty Images Grant. At the beginning of this year she was selected as part of “This is Gender 50/50 Global Health” Photo Contest. In 2019 Greta was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award. That same year she was part of the XXXII generation of the Eddie Adams Workshop, and her work was selected in the 2019 National Photo Contest "Human Rights". In May, she was selected as a Fellow of the International Women´s Media Fund to participate in the “Adelante” Program in Latin America. And in February, she was selected as a finalist in the "XI Edition of the IILA-Photography Prize" on Gender Equality.
In the summer of 2018, she was awarded a scholarship by the Bob and Diane Fund to attend the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Calcutta, India. That same year, she was part of the selection for the contest "The Strength of Women in the Face of Disappearances in Mexico". And in 2017 of the International Photography Contest "Diversity and Peace".