ABOUT

IN BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE THE WORD CAFUNÉ IS A GESTURE OF AFFECTION TOWARDS A LOVED ONE.  

THIS PROJECT IS A GESTURE OF AFFECTION TOWARDS RIO DE JANEIRO IN ALL ITS EXTREMES. FOCUSING TANGENTIALLY ON THE "PACIFICATION" OF THE FAVELAS OF RIO, THE PROJECT IS A DOCUMENT OF THE MARVELOUS CITY DURING THE WORLD CUP, THE OLYMPIC GAMES, THE POPE´S VISIT AND THE MASSIVE PROTESTS IN 2013.  

 

WHILE THE WORK DOCUMENTS A FUNDAMENTAL PERIOD IN BRAZILIAN HISTORY, THE PROJECT IS BOTH PERSONAL AND INTIMATE.  

A PHOTOGRAPHER´S DIARY OF THE JOY AND SORROW OF A CITY AS INTENSE AND UNEQUAL AS RIO DE JANEIRO.  

A PERSONAL RECONCILIATION AND A BITTERSWEET FAREWELL TO A PLACE AND A TIME OF EXTREMES. 

 

 

 

CREDITS 

Created by Rafael Fabrés  

Translation - Seoirse O’ Mahony, Sarah Rink, Bruna Ruaro, Marcos Van Oppen & Rosana Ardanaz 

Voice-over - Vivian Camargo 

Art director / Graphic designer (Book) - Ramon Pez 

Production Assistant / Art director - Carmen Cuesta & Carlos Barradas 

Post Production / Color Grading - LaTroupe, ClorofilaDigital & AuthSpirit 

Editing - Bernardo Moedas &KanseiSounds 

Interactive designer / Developer - Neon Sky 

Produced by Caminito Films & USAL 

 

THE AUTHOR  

Rafael Fabrés (Madrid,1982), is an independent photographer and filmmaker specializing in documentary storytelling.  

Between 2008 and 2018, he was based in Latin and Central America working as a photojournalist, focused on long-term projects for leading international publications, non-profit and corporate clients.  

His photographs have appeared in publications such as TIME, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, El Pais Semanal, Paris Match, Le Monde, L´Express, De Volkskrant and Gatopardo.  

His work has been exhibited in the United States, France, Italy, Mexico, Brazil and Spain. CV.  

His interests now lie in multidisciplinary and collaborative projects both documentary and corporate through CAMINITO FILMS, the storytelling driven Production Company he founded in 2018.  

In 2020, Rafael published his first monograph of photography, CAFUNÉ.  

 

 

 

PROJECT RECOGNITION 

Over the years, material from this body of work has been published in outlets such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, El Pais Semanal, Gatopardo, Der Volkskrant, Helsingin Sanomat, Le Monde, L´Expansion and Paris Match, and been awarded with POYi Award of Excellence, Photocrati Fund Honorable Mention, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Grant Finalist, International Photography Awards, Emphasis Crowdfunding Campaign winner and Prix ANI (Association Nationale des Iconographes) Finalist. 

 

BOOK AWARDS  

2020- Prix de la Photographie Paris Book/Documentary Professional Silver Award Winner  

2020- (group) Visa pour l'image Festival (screening) - Perpignan, France  

 

BOOK VIEWING 

 

 

 

PRESS & INTERVIEWS  

- VICE MAGAZINE 

- TIME LIGHTBOX 

- VISA POUR L´IMAGE 

- PICTURES OF THE YEAR INTERNATIONAL 

- PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS 

- EL PAIS 

- PARIS MATCH 

- GATOPARDO 

- LE MONDE 

- THE GUARDIAN 

- EL MUNDO 

- FISH EYE MAGAZINE 

- DER SPIEGEL 

- TALENTO A BORDO 

- WIRED MAGAZINE 

- FHM MAGAZINE 

- DE VOLKSKRANT 

- HELSINGIN SANOMAT 

- LF MAGAZINE 

- INFLUYO 

- LOVELY HOUSE BOOKS 

- PHOTOCRATI 

- EFTI 

- PHOTON FESTIVAL  

- CANON 

 

 

 

PROJECT SPONSORSHIP & COLLABORATORS