Rubén Salgado Escudero, photographer & videographer in Mexico | Bio

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. He is a member of 'The Photo Society', a community of National Geographic Magazine photographers.

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.

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. Processed with VSCO with f2 preset

Editorial Clientele

National Geographic Magazine


The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal


Al Jazeera-America

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

Dummy Magazin

Humanitarian Clientele

European Union


UN Habitat

Islamic Relief



Pact Myanmar


Solar Sisters