Raul Rodriguez was born in Leon, Spain in 1959. He has been working with video since 1984 and has widely exhibited throughout Europe. Many of his works have been made for broadcast, and he is a winner of several video festival prizes.
Rodríguez, a virtuoso photographer with a history of more than 50 years in the Cuban film industry and having worked on over 100 films, is considered a master of light, framing and composition. He is well known for films such as La bella del Alhambra, Maluala, El Brigadista, and Páginas del diario de Mauricio.
The ICAIC award is presented annually to honor the trajectory and corpus of work of a cinematographer living Cuba.
Raul Rodriguez currently lives and works in Madrid.