Rafael Fabrés is a photographer born in Spain in 1982. He graduated in Media Communications (UEM) and holds a master degree in Photography (EFTI) and Cinematography (ESCAC).  

Between 2010 and 2017 he has been based in Latin and Central America focused on photographic long term projects. His work leans toward a personal approach that moves away from the descriptive narrative tradition in documentary photography.  

His photos appeared in publications such as TIME, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, El Pais Semanal, Paris Match, Le Monde, L´Express, De Volkskrant or Gatopardo. His work has been exhibited in the United States, France, Italy, Brasil and Spain.  

Rafael is currently working on his first monograph of photography about his work in Brazil. 


2018- Mexico International Film Festival Music Video Category Winner. 

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. 


2018- (group) "DKV Creadores de Conciencia" - Barcelona, Spain 

2016- (group) "Upfront Colective" - 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 


2019- ESCAC. Master Degree in Cinematography. Barcelona 

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