Rafael Fabrés 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.  


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


Publications + Clients 

TIME, Getty Images, The New York Times, Stern, Der Spiegel, El Pais Semanal, Paris Match, Le Monde, L´Express, De Volkskrant, L´Expansion, Daily Telegraph, Aljazeera, AP, Bloomberg, Canon, NPR, Iberia, UNICEF, MSN France, Red Cross, NRC Next, Caser, YAHOO, Modus magazine, Yo Donna, Dagens Naeringgsliv, Philosophie Magazine, De Standard, Mia Magazine, Dagens Niheter, DPA, El Mundo, Fashion and Arts Magazine, FHM Norway, Fish Eye Magazine, GEA Photowords, RAW Magazine, Helsingin Sanomat, Il Fatto Quotidiano, Ilta Sanomat, IN Magazine, Knack Magazine, Revista luces, La Nacion, LF Magazine, Gatopardo 



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

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. 



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

2019- (group) "DKV Creadores de Conciencia" - Madrid, Valencia, Zaragoza & Gijon, Spain 

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

2017- (group) "Upfront Colective" - CDMX, Mexico 

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

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

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, Fosi Vegue, Moritz Neumuller & Sybren Kuiper