Hardback / Clothbound.
105 photographs printed in tritone.
Design: Ramón Pez
Size: 29.5 x 25 cm (11.6 x 9.8 inches).
2023- Urban Photo Awards/Trieste Photo Days - Urban Book Award Winner
2023- International Photography Awards - Book Monograph Honorable Mention
2023- Muse Photography Awards - Platinum Winner
2023- Florida Museum of Photographic Arts - International Photography Competition Winner
2023- Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert - Screening
2022- Tiradentes/Rotterdam Photography Festival - Screening
2021- Lucie Photobook Prize - Independent Category Finalist
2020- Prix de la Photographie Paris - Book/Documentary Professional Silver Award Winner
2020- (group) Visa pour l'image Festival (screening)
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.
It has been exhibited in (solo) Urban Photo Awards. Trieste, Italy, (group) Florida Museum of Photographic Arts - Tampa, USA, (group) Estartspace - Madrid, Spain, (group) Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert (screening) - Pierrevert, France, (solo) Centro Estudios Hispano Brasileño Universidad Salamanca - Salamanca, Spain, (group) Visa pour l'image Festival (screening) - Perpignan, France, (group) "DKV Creadores de Conciencia" - Madrid, Valencia, Zaragoza & Gijon, Spain, (group) "DKV Creadores de Conciencia" - Barcelona, Spain, (group) "Upfront Colective" - CDMX, Mexico, (solo) Academia de España - Rome, Italy, (group) "Upfront Colective" - Madrid, Spain, (solo) EFTI - Madrid, Spain, (solo) DOCfield14 - Barcelona, Spain, (solo) Photon Festival - Valencia, Spain, (group) Paraty Em Foco (screening) - Paraty, Brazil, (solo) Visa pour l'image Festival XXV- Perpignan, France, (group) Les Rencontres d'Arles - Arles, France, (group) Bronx Documentary Center (screening)- New York, USA
“It’s not easy to work in Rio de Janeiro, which can be very violent at times and as a photographer you can be vulnerable at those moments. That makes the work of Rafael special, his intimate and poetic images shows he is capable of winning the trust of people. It’s a beautiful mix of daily life and the hardcore economic and political realities in Brazil. He has developed a strong signature and therefore deserves the award.”
With these words, URBAN 2023 Commission member and world renowned photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen (NOOR images) describes the winning project of the URBAN Book Award 2023, the section of the international photo contest dedicated to authorial projects destined to become photographic books.
CAFUNÉ, by Spanish photographer Rafael Fabrés has won the award over 120 other competing projects. The photo book will be published by Exhibit Around APS and officially presented at Trieste Photo Days, the international festival dedicated to urban photography (27-29 October 2023 – Trieste, Italy). The project will be displayed during the festival together with URBAN Photo Awards winners in a collective photographic exhibition at Xenia Hall, in the heart of the city.
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