Mafalda Rakos

Mafalda Rakoš grew up in Vienna, Austria and 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 various magazines and was shown in various festivals such as Encontros da Imagem Festival, Portugal, and Voies Off, Arles, as well as in Vienna.

In 2013, she was awarded the Prix Revelation SAIF during Voies Off Festival at Rencontres d’Arles for her series Il y a des Jours Sombres.

The same year she and her two colleagues were awarded the Jugendinnovativ Prize for their collective book project 3rd Generation, a collective social documentary photo book project which shows the lives, opinions, and thoughts of Israeli and Palestinian youth.