David Arribas is a freelance photographer based in Madrid. Interested in documentary report on anthropological and social issues, he seeks to document the life forms of the environment that interest and inspire him. He began studying photography in a self-taught way, attending several photography courses and workshops. Over time he acquired his own language, nourished by his own experience and the realization of several master classes with different photographers such as Antonio Heredia, Manu Brabo, Antoine d'Agata, Jóse Manuel Navia and Cristina García Rodero. His works have been published in media such as Burn Magazine, The Washington Post, Gara, FronteraD, El Mundo newspaper.
Currently, he is dedicated to the realization of long-term photographic works related to social and human taboos.
Awards and Mentions
2020 Selected finalist for exhibition, Photo Art Festival. / Spain Selected member Futures Projects Festival . Nominated by Photo Romania Fest. / Netherlands. Honorable Mention.The Washington Post Open Call for photographers./ USA
2019 Nominee. 6x6 Global Talent Europe World Press Photo/ France. Nominee in Story. Photography Grant Magazine.Usa Finalist.Festival della Fotografia Etica Spot Light, category. / Italy. Winner. Helsinki Photo Festival / Finland. Finalist.OnSoria Photo / Documentary project. /Spain. Finalist. Grant Photon-Festival ./ Documentary project. /Spain. Winner.The Washington Post Open Call for photographers./ USA
2018 Winner. Gollut Festival. Social cinema and photojournalism. ( Spain) Winner. Santander-Photo Festival. Multimedia contest. ( Spain ) Third Place. International Photographer of the Year (IPOTY). Open Category Photojournalism / Story.( USA )
2017 Finalist. Dofoto Slovakia Documentary Contest. Documentary project. Slovakia Finalist. Urban Festival Trieste Contest. Italy Finalist. Photon Festival Documentary Contest. Spain Selected. Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards ( Georgia ). Documentary Project. Third Place. International Photographer of the Year ( IPOTY) Open Category Photojournalism / Story. Usa Double Honorable Mention. Monochrome Awards . International Black and White Photography Contest Photojournalism UK.
2016 Honorable Mention. TIFA. Tokyo International Foto Awardsin Editorial-Photo Essay. Japan. Nominee in Story Photography Grant Magazine . Usa Second Place. IPA . International Photography Awards . ( USA ). Editorial, Photo Essay and Feature Story. Honorable Mention in People – Life Style. MIFA. Moscow International Foto Awards . (Rusia ) Selected. Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards 2016. ( Georgia )Documentary and reportage.
2015 Winner. XVScholarship Photography and Journalism, “ Santa Maria de Albarracín”. (Spain).
2020Futures Festival .Virtual exhibition. Netherlands 2019Helsinki Photo Festival “Anarchy”. Collective exposition. Finland. 2019 Capital Animal Villena. Casa de la Cultura, KAKV, Alicante . Spain 2018 Alicante Capital Animal. Spain 2017 l’Association Nationale des Iconographes (ANI). Collective exhibition. Visa pour l´image. Perpignan.France.