Raúl was not born deaf, but the unstoppable loss of his hearing is leading him day by day towards silence.
This project is a poetic journey of the author where he portrays himself through people and spaces in a symbolic way to share that silence with the viewer. The tenebrism of the images wants to transmit the social isolation that people with some kind of disability can suffer. The lack of light in the images could be compared to the absence of sound that Raúl experiences in his daily life.

“Desde el silencio” is a portrait of the loneliness and fragility of the human being. A project that is directly inserted in the theme of the festival, “Own Universes”. Raúl Hidalgo’s intimate and personal look gives us a glimpse of an inner world, a universe of small details and expressions, a poetics of light and portrait.

Raúl Hidalgo Plasencia


Raúl Hidalgo (1979) is a photographer from Barcelona. He always works in analog, and likes the whole process of chemical photography. He specializes in portraits.

His work is intimate and with a poetic background. He is inspired mainly in cinema, in authors such as Pasolini, Bergman, Yasujiro Ozu, among others.
He usually photographs his friends and people close to him, although he also has a whole line of portraits of well-known photographers and film directors such as Greg Gorman, Bob Gruen, Sakiko Nomura, Jonas Mekas, Isabel Coixet…

He has published in fashion magazines and in several art magazines. He has held several exhibitions and has work in the permanent collection of XCENTRIC (CCCB).

Organized by Espai de fotografia Francesc CatalàRoca

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Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 491

08015 Barcelona

Tel. 93 325 72 91 / 93 325 7787


Opening 1st October 19:30

1st October – 31st December

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