Silver 2022 / Book / Documentary


  • Photographer
    Rafael Fabrés
  • Agency / Studio
    Rafael Fabrés
  • Prizes
    Silver in Book/Documentary

In Brazilian Portuguese the word Cafuné is a gesture of affection towards a loved one. This project is a gesture of affection towards Rio de Janeiro in all its extremes. Focusing specifically on the "pacification" of the favelas in Rio, the book is a document of the Marvellous City during the World Cup, the Olympic Games, the Pope’s visit and the massive protests in 2013. While the work documents a fundamental period in Brazilian history, the project is both personal and intimate. A photographer's diary of the joy and sorrow of a city as intense and unequal as Rio de Janeiro.