Rafael Fabrés (Madrid,1982), is an independent photographer and filmmaker based between Mexico and Spain, contributor of Getty Images.  

He graduated in Media Communications at the UEM in Madrid and has a degree in Photography at EFTI school in Spain. Rafael focuses on documentary issues, and his work leans toward a personal approach that moves away from the descriptive narrative tradition in documentary photography. 

He attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2012 and in 2013 his long term project about the Pacification of the shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro has been selected for the exhibition at Visa Pour L´Image Festival XXV in Perpignan. POYi recognized his work in Brasil with an award of excellence in 2013, and PX3 awarded him for his work in Afghanistan in 2012. His work appeared in magazines around the world in such publications as TIME, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, El Pais, Paris Match, Le Monde, L´Express, Aljazeera, L´Expansion, FHM, El Pais Semanal, Il Fatto Quotidiano, De Volkskrant, Dagens Nyheter, Helsingin Sanomat, Bloomberg, NPR, MIA Magazine, Luzes Magazine or Gatopardo. His photos have been exhibited in the United States, France, Brasil and Spain. 

In 2014 he founded is production company Caminito Films, specialized in the production of audiovisual projects both editorial and corporative. 


2013- POYi Award of Excellece News Story Category. 

2013- Photocrati Fund Honorable Mention.  

2013- Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Grant Finalist.  

2012- PX3 Bronze Award Press-War Category. 

2012- International Photography Awards Honorable Mention. 

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


2015- EFTI - Madrid, Spain 

2014- DOCfield14 - Barcelona, Spain 

2014- Photon Festival - Valencia, Spain 

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

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

2013- Les Rencontres d'Arles - Arles, France 

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


2011/2015- Workshops: Walter Astrada, Christopher Anderson & Ernesto Bazan 

2012- EDDIE ADAMS Workshop XXV. USA 

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

2010- EFTI School Degree in Photography. Madrid.