Rubén Salgado Escudero is a photographer & video artist born in Madrid, Spain. He lived in the United States throughout his teenage years, and graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He subsequently moved to Berlin, Germany, where he worked as a 3D character animator in the video game industry for ten years.

In 2013 he decided to change life-paths and move to Myanmar, following his passion for photography. His work mainly focuses on conceptual-artistic documentary projects, with the aim to tell stories in an original, non-classic way to raise awareness about social issues. 

Rubén is a member of 'The Photo Society' by contributing National Geographic (US) and his photography has been exhibited in more than a dozen countries across the world.

Rubén is also very passionate about sharing knowledge and experience to other photographers. He has taken part in educational workshops internationally including New York, Tokio, and Yangon. He is also very keen in giving feedback and has participated in portfolio reviews at various photography festivals including Les Rencontres d'Arles and the Angkor Photo Festival. 

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.


Please contact Rubén directly for print sales and assignments. 


Rubén's international clients include:

National Geographic Magazine



European Union

The New York Times

Al Jazeera-America

The Wall Street Journal

Die Zeit


El Pais Semanal

Leica LFI

Vrij Nederland

We Demain


Neuer Züricher Zeitung (NZZ)


Business Punk Magazine


Suomen Kuvalehti


Toronto Star

The Independent

Sveriges Natur

British Journal of Photography

UN Habitat


Dummy Magazin