Ruben Mália is a Freelance Photographer based in Porto (Portugal).
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.
Since his graduation in the Portuguese Institute of Photography in 2009, he has enjoyed a series of broad subjects: from his first life changing project on the daily life of a Oncology Hospital, to his current long term project documenting the religious culture and traditions on the North of Portugal.
Throughout these projects, and many others, Ruben has developed the will to travel the world and further capture the true human element.
Ruben has been awarded with a Honorable Mention by the International photography awards from 2010 to 2013, and was selected to attend Martin Parr’s last workshop at Magnum in 2012.
Martin Parr Masterclass at Magnum (2012)
João Kulcsar Curatorial Masterclass (2011)
Instituto Português de Fotografia (2007/2009)
IPA – International Photography Awards 2013 – Honorable Mention in Editorial – Political
IPA – International Photography Awards 2012- Honorable Mention in Editorial – Photo Essay and Feature Story
IPA – International Photography Awards 2011- Honorable Mention in People-Culture
IPA – International Photography Awards 2010 -Honorable Mention in Travel/Tourism