Nina Riggio lives to tell the stories about the human connection to the natural world and all of the flaws that go with it. She is most interested in documenting the intersection of environmental and cultural changes and the social justice issues that lie beneath it all. She just finished a bike journey across the US, photographing and interviewing people about perceptions of the American Dream.
She would like to use her skills as an ethnographer to collect stories and use photography as a means for social change and understanding.
The Denver Post, High Country News, The Colorado Sun, The Center for Investigative Reporting, Okra Magazine, Southerly, Earth Island Journal, Reno Gazette Journal, The Colorado Springs Gazette, The Vail Daily, Diverse Magazine, EAT Magazine, Instituto de Estudios Ecuatorianos, Amazon Watch, Yale University.
Past Projects include:
Blighted: South Nevada’s Re-development, Motel-Goers and the Houseless
An Investigation into the Deterioration of the Subculture of the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina
Disparities in Wealth and Development Through Aid on the Pine Ridge Reservation
The Exploration of Yasuní, Developmental Social Actors, and need for Sustainable Development in an Era of Globalization.