Rubén Salgado Escudero was born in Madrid, Spain. He lived in the United States throughout his teenage years, graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design and later lived 10 years in Berlin, Germany. In 2014 he began an on-going project ‘Solar Portraits’ which has gained support and has been published by National Geographic Magazine, Time, El Pais, Spiegel, and the United Nations.
Rubén’s works have been exhibited and sold in more than over 20 cities across the world including New York, London, Tokyo and at the “Rencontres D’arles” festival in France.
Rubén has taught in educational workshops internationally including New York, Tokio, and Yangon. He has participated in portfolio reviews at various photography festivals including Les Rencontres d’Arles and the Angkor Photo Festival.
His projects have been published in most major international publications, including National Geographic Magazine, TIME, GEO, The New York Times and has won various international awards including the Sony World Photography Award two years in a row and POY Latam.
As an experienced lecturer, Rubén has given a TEDx Talk in Beijing as well as having given talks in many other venues such as Temple University Tokyo and the Sony Gallery in New York City.