Platinum Winner

CAFUNÉ

Photographer

RAFAEL FABRES

Category

Editorial Photography - Documentary

Company

Rafael Fabres

Submission Group

Professional

Year

2023

Country / Region

Spain

“When my hand asks your hair to dance.

Tangled with love. Knot of affection.

It is when my fingers kiss your nape.

The act of caressing someone dear.

When done properly, it makes you sleep. Natural sedative.

When my fingers become fish in the sea of your curls."

(Cafuné by Joao Doederlein)



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 TANGENTIALLY ON THE "PACIFICATION" OF THE FAVELAS OF RIO, THE PROJECT IS A DOCUMENT OF THE MARVELOUS 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.



Cafuné (n.) -Brazilian Portuguese- the act of tenderly running one´s fingers through someone's hair.

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