Myrto Papadopoulos finished her studies in 2003 after completing a five-year Fine Arts degree, majored in painting and photography. In 2006, she applied for a documentary photography degree at the ICP (International Centre of Photography) in New York, where she was granted a scholarship.  

She has won various awards and nominations and in 2013 she was a winner and named emerging photographer 2013 from the Magenta Foundation in Canada. She has taken part in several exhibitions including the Mois off de la photo 08 in Paris, the PHOTOQUAI 2em Biennal Du Monde 09 at the MuseĆ© Quai Branly in Paris, the New York photo Festival 09, the LOOK3 Between Festival 2010 USA, the DUMBO Arts Festival 2011 in NY, the Athens Photo Festival 2011, 2012, the Flash Forward Exhibition 2013, in Toronto and Washington DC, the Greek America Foundation / Film & Photo Week 2014 in Toronto, the Euroart Photo Exhibition 2014 in Milan, the Lishui Photography Festival 2015 in China and more, The Athens Photo Festival 2016, the MEDPHOTO Festival 2016 and more. 

Her clients include TIME Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, GEO International, Le Monde, The Guardian, nationalgeographic.com, WSJ, DIE ZEIT, WIRED, Lens New York Times, Time.com, ARTE TV, ZDF TV among others. Today she works as a freelance photographer and a documentary filmmaker and is represented by Redux Pictures in NY.