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 and Crisitna García Rodero.
Currently, he is dedicated to the realization of long-term photographic works related to social and human taboos.

Awards and Mentions 
2020

Futures ProjectsFestival selected member. Nominated by PhotoRomania Fest. / Netherlands.
Honorable Mention. The Whasington Post Open Call for photografers./ USA

2019
Nominee. 6x6 Global Talent Europe WorldPress Photo/ France.
Nominee in Story Photography Grant Magazine.Usa
Finalist. Festival della Fotografia Etica Spot Light, category. / Italy.
WinnerHelsinki Photo Festival / Finland.
Finalist. OnSoria Photo / Documentary project. /Spain.
Finalist. Grant Photon-Festival ./ Documentary project. /Spain.
Winner. The Whasington Post Open Call for photografers./ 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 Conetst Photojournalism UK.

2016
Honorable Mention.  TIFA. Tokio International Foto Awards in 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
XV Scholarship  Photography and Journalism, “ Santa Maria de Albarracín”.  (Spain).    

Exibitions
2019 Helsinki Photo Festival.  “Anarchy”. Colective 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). Colective exhibition. Visa pour l´image. Perpignan.France.  



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