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  • Location:
    Vienna, Austria
  • Schools Attended:
    Höhere Graphische BLVA
About Mafalda Rakoš

Born 1994, grew up in Vienna, Austria.
Attended Vienna Institute of Graphic Design and Audiovisual Media, department of photography.

Focusing on social documentary photography since a very young age.
She has realized various long-time projects in Vienna and other regions of the world such as the Middle East and West Africa.

Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers ('die Presse', 'das biber') and was shown in various festivals such as Encontros da Imagem Festival, Portugal, Voies Off, Arles, Oblick Festival, Germany, Encounters with Young International Photography, Niort, and KOLGA Tiblisi, Georgia as well as in Vienna.

She is recipient of the Prix Revelation SAIF 2013, which was awarded during the Voies Off Festival at Arles. In 2014, she received the Documentary Project Grant (DPF) in the „Emerging Visions“ category. For the collective bookproject „3rd Generaion“, she and two colleagues were awarded the „Jugendinnovativ-Prize“ in 2013; In 2014 the book was shortlisted at Self Publish Riga, the Kassel Photobook Award as well as the EPAP in Arles.

She graduated from High School in 2013 and enrolled her studies in anthropology at Vienna University while at the same time pursuing her own photographic projects and doing comissioned work .

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