David Arribas (1978) is a freelance photographer based in Madrid, ( Spain ) .Interested in documentary reporting on sociocultural issues, he focuses his work within the country where he resides, claiming proximity issues as an object of study.
He began to study photography in a self-taught way in 2014, attending various courses and workshops seeking to find his own style within the world of photography. Over time, he acquired a personal visual language, fueled by his own experience and by conducting several master classes with authors of international renowned prestige from the Magnum or VU agencies. He has published in media such as The Washington Post, Burn Magazine, Papel, Gara or FronteraD and his essays have been exhibited at the Head On Festival (Australia), Helsinki Photo Festival (Finland), Imaginaria Festival, Basquedok Fest, Barcelona International Photography Fest and Human Rights (Spain) and Visa pour l´image for l'Association Nationale des Iconographes in Perpignan (France), among others. He has been selected by the Washington Post (2019-20) Future Talents (2020) and nominated for 6x6 Global Talent Europe World Press Photo (2019).
In 2022 he self-published his first book about the punk movement, Ansia / Revolt. It was selected in several photobook festivals and sold out its first edition in less than a year.
Currently, he dedicates his work to giving visibility to topics considered taboo that, in some way, affect his personal life, seeking to generate a change in the social perception of them.
Awards and Mentions
Golden Medal ISF Afocer Biennial /. Spain
Selected by. BCN-DH Photo Festival / Spain
Finalist. Encontros da Imagem. Photobook prize / Portugal.
Finalist. Leon Es Photo / Spain
Finalist.On Photo Soria / Spain
Selected by.The Washington Post Open Call for photographers / USA Selected by Photo Art Festival. / Spain Selected by Futures Projects Festival . Nominated by Photo Romania Fest. / Netherlands. Shortlisted. Direct Look Fotodoc Contest / Rusia Finalist. Menorca Doc Fest / Spain
Selected byThe Washington Post Open Call for photographers./ USA Selected forHelsinki Photo Festival / Finland Nominee. 6x6 Global Talent Europe World Press Photo / France Nominee. Photography Grant Magazine. / USA Finalist.Festival della Fotografia Etica Spot Light, category. / Italy. Finalist.On Photo Soria / Documentary project. / Spain. Finalist. Grant Photon-Festival ./ Documentary project. /Spain.
Winner. Gollut Festival. Social cinema and photojournalism. / Spain Winner. Santander-Photo Festival. Multimedia contest. / Spain Third Place. International Photographer of the Year (IPOTY). Photojournalism / Story. /USA.
Finalist. Dofoto Slovakia Documentary Contest / Slovakia Finalist. Urban Festival Trieste Contest. / Italy Finalist. Photon Festival Documentary Contest. / Spain Nominee. Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards. / Georgia. Third Place. International Photographer of the Year ( IPOTY) Photojournalism / Story. /USA. Double Honorable Mention. Monochrome Awards . Photojournalism. / UK.
Second Place. IPA . International Photography Awards .Editorial, Photo Essay and Feature Story. / USA Honorable Mention. TIFA. Tokyo International Photo Awardsin Editorial-Photo Essay. /Japan. Honorable Mention . MIFA. Moscow International Foto Awards . / Rusia Nominee. Photography Grant Magazine . / USA Nominee. Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards / Georgia
Winner. XVScholarship Photography and Journalism, “ Santa Maria de Albarracín”. / Spain.