/ 2020 / Book / Documentary


  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Rafael Fabres, Spain
  • Studio

In Brazilian Portuguese the word Cafuné is a gesture of affection towards a loved
one. 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. A personal reconciliation and a bittersweet farewell to a place and a time of extremes.