065 - Magda Rakita


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Magda Rakita is a documentary photographer and non-fiction storyteller whose work employs not only photography but multimedia presentations, participatory projects and writing. She works with the media and various NGO’s worldwide and her personal projects focus on health and social issues affecting women, children and the older generation. In 2013 she completed an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, graduating with a distinction and since then has produced stories from, among other places, Liberia and Afghanistan. Her work has been exhibited internationally, has gained recognition in several international competitions and was included in the recent Thames & Hudson book featuring a selection of today's outstanding women practitioners, Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now. Magda is currently working on a book project entitled One Point Seven, which will feature the stories of a few of the 1.7% of the world’s population that have some intersex traits, of which Magda is one. She was diagnosed at 15, took a further 15 years to find a support group and quite recently began talking openly about the subject for the first time. She lives in Cambridge, England.

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