"When my hand asks your hair to dance. Tangled with love. Knot of affection.  

And when my fingers kiss the back of your neck.  

The act of caressing someone dear.  

When it is done properly, it makes you sleep. Natural sedative. 

When my fingers become fish in the sea of your curls."  

(Joao Doederlein) 


Cafuné (n.) -Brazilian Portuguese- the act of tenderly running one´s fingers through someone´s hair. 



2017- European Cinematography Awards Best Music Video Category Winner. 

2016- European Journalism Centre (EJC) Grant Winner. 

2013- POYi Award of Excellece News Story Category. 

2013- Photocrati Fund Honorable Mention.  

2013- Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Grant Finalist.  

2013- Emphasis Crowdfunding Campaign Accomplished 

2012- PX3 Bronze Award Press-War Category. 

2012- International Photography Awards Honorable Mention. 

2012- Prix ANI (Association Nationale des Iconographes) Finalist. 


2016- (group) "Upfront Colective" Conde Duque - Madrid, Spain 

2016- (solo) Academia de España - Rome, Italy 

2015- (solo) EFTI - Madrid, Spain 

2014- (solo) DOCfield14 - Barcelona, Spain 

2014- (solo) Photon Festival - Valencia, Spain 

2013- (group) Paraty Em Foco (screening) - Paraty, Brazil 

2013- (solo) Visa pour l'image Festival XXV- Perpignan, France 

2013- (group) Les Rencontres d'Arles - Arles, France 

2012- (group) Bronx Documentary Center (screening)- New York, USA 


2017- BLANK PAPER Colectivo. Madrid 

2017- CENTRO Escuela de Imagen. Mexico City 

2012- EDDIE ADAMS Workshop XXV. NY 

2012- RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) Workshop. NY 

2010- EFTI School. Degree in Photography. Madrid 

2008- UEM. Media Communications Degree. Madrid 


Walter Astrada, Christopher Anderson, Ernesto Bazan, Moritz Neumuller & Sybren Kuiper