Rafael Fabrés (b.1982. Madrid.) is a photographer and filmmaker specializing in documentary storytelling. He holds a BA in Media Communication (UEM) and a Master’s Degree in Cinematography (ESCAC). Rafael´s work explores the connections between identity, displacement and belonging in his projects.
After having lived in Central and Latin America for more than a decade working as a photojournalist, he felt compelled to dig deeper into his past experience and expand his visual approach beyond his previous perspective. This led to his first book titled Cafuné (2020), focusing tangentially on the “pacification” of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro; the work was a personal perspective of the “Marvelous City” during the Pope’s visit and the massive protests in 2013, the World Cup of 2014 and the Olympic Games of 2016.
Rafael is currently working on his two next long term projects between the City of Mexico and Madrid.