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 
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

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.
WinnerHelsinki 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

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 )

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.

Honorable Mention.  TIFA. Tokyo 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.

Winner. XV Scholarship  Photography and Journalism, “ Santa Maria de Albarracín”.  (Spain).    

2020  Futures Festival .Virtual exhibition. Netherlands
2019 Helsinki 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.  

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