Rubén Salgado Escudero is a photographer / videographer 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.

Ten years later, he decided to quit his job and move to Myanmar, following his passion for photography. Since then he has worked in projects in many areas of Asia, Africa and Latin America. 

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.


Rubén is available for assignments in photo and video locally, and internationally. Please contact him directly for rates and availability.


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


Suomen Kuvalehti


The Independent

Sveriges Natur

British Journal of Photography

UN Habitat

Dummy Magazin