Is a Documentary and Natural History Photographer who specializes in making images that convey what he refers as “THE ETERNITY OF THE MOMENT.” Raul has traveled extensively, from latitude 79° N to 79° S, documenting the seldom-visited corners of the planet. Among his expeditions are the Northwest Passage, Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Ross Sea in Antarctica and the fjords of eastern Greenland.
He has built a collection of dramatic photographs that have been featured in many publications including: TIME, U.S. News, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler and the National Geographic Magazine, where he has published four feature stories. In recent years, Raul has focused on visual-storytelling, documenting the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico, Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala and the ever-changing Habana, Cuba.
For over a decade, Raul has been a full time educator and instructor. He produces and teaches his own workshops and photography expeditions around the world as well as for National Geographic Expeditions.
National Geographic Creative, Getty Images and Corbis represent his images. His list of clients includes the U.S. National Park Service, Apple Inc., and the United Nations for whom he documented their operations in Sudan. These images can be seen in his book SUDAN THE PRICE OF WAR, THE STRUGGLE FOR PEACE.
Raul has pioneered the production of large-scale multi-frame panoramas, images that are featured in his two limited edition landscape books: VISIONS OF MY WORLD and JOURNEYS. Christie’s Auction House has sold some of the images in these books.
Most recently, his work is being featured at The National Geographic Fine Art Galleries opening all over the United States.