Rafael Fuchs was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, and moved to NYC in the mid 80's.
He has been contributing to numerous major American and International magazines (as: Time,Newsweek, Life, W, The Source, Out, Entertainment Weekly) as well as shooting ads and for record labels (Sony,Atlantic,Matador,Universal)
Some of his popular portrait subjects are: : Colin Powell, JK Rowling, Emily Watson, Burt Reynolds, Derek Jeter, Nathan Lane, John McCain, Beyonce, Geoffrey Rush, Chemical Brothers, Michael Stipe, Pink and Julia Stiles.
Rafael gained numerous awards from organizations as: APA, PDN, Creativity, CA, and gained grants from The Marie Walsh Sharpe foundation.
In 2005 Rafael collaborated with Shirin Neshat and Izhar Patkin on an art piece that was created for witness.org , the organization that protects human rights.
His work has been shown and collected globally, and he published 11 books up to date.
In 2012 Rafael founded the gallery Fuchs Projects in Bushwick, Bklyn, NY.