Rubén Salgado Escudero is a photographer and film-maker 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 working in 3D animation. In 2014, while based in Myanmar,he began his on-going project Solar Portraitswhich has been published by National Geographic Magazine, Time, GEO, El Pais, and Spiegel amongst others. It is supported by the United Nations and in 2019 the project earned a National Geographic Society Explorer’s Grant.
Rubén’s works have been exhibited in over 20 cities worldwide including New York, London, Tokyo and at the R’encontres D’arles photo festival in France. He is a member of T he Photo Society, a community of National Geographic Magazine photographers.
As an experienced lecturer, Rubén has given a TedX Talk in Beijing, various talks worldwide for National Geographic Learning, and other institutions such as Temple University Tokyo and the Sony Gallery in New York City.
His projects have been published in most major international publications, and have won various international awards including the Sony World Photography Award two years in a row and third place in POY Latam (Picture of the Year) two years.