His passion for capturing the human condition in unique and challenging situations has been his true motivation, driving him to learn more and to better himself, not only as a photographer but also as a human being.
His long-term projects have helped develop the will to travel the world and further capture the true Human element.
Ruben has been awarded with several honorable mentions by the International Photography Awards, and was selected to attend Martin Parr’s last workshop at Magnum in 2012.
In 2015 was finalist of EI Award at Encontros da Imagem
Currently he is preparing his first book, from his long-term project documenting the religious culture and traditions on the north of Portugal.
2015 - Finalist EI Award 2015 - Encontros da Imagem 2015, 2015 - Humanity Photo Awards 2015 - Performance Award , 2014 - International Photography Awards 2014, 2013 - International Photography Awards 2013 , 2010 - International Photography Awards 2010