I want to disappear (en)

Sensitive, creative, informative and personal. Photographer Mafalda Rakoš has found an approach of astonishing beauty and empathy to the topic of eating disorders. In her book she tells the stories of 20 sufferers in pictures and words.

Mafalda Rakoš
Harriet Vrana
Elizabeth McGlynn

17 × 21,5 cm
208 pages, 170 photos
English
German version available here
Hardcover, bound in linen
ISBN 978-3-903101-46-3
November 2017

39.90
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Authors

  • Elizabeth McGlynn

    Elizabeth McGlynn born in London, is an artist, art therapist and lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She [...] more

  • Harriet Vrana

    Harriet Vrana is an academic psychotherapist. She heads the Section Eating Disorders within the Wiener Zentrum für Frauengesundheit (FEM). She [...] more

  • Mafalda Rakoš

    Mafalda Rakoš born in 1994, studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and also took a degree in cultural [...] more

Awards

  • Logo kultur.punkt
  • Deutscher Fotobuchpreis

Details

Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are on the increase across the world. According to the US Renfrew Foundation, 70 million people suffer from an eating disorder. Numerous studies confirm that the risk of falling victim to such a disorder is highest for girls and young women in western industrial nations. Even so, stigma and denial surround the disorder, its causes and consequences, and the topic is still kept out of social discourse. Mafalda Rakoš has accompanied her protagonists for years and, in close cooperation with everyone involved, brought them together in this book. Intimate portraits, memories and experiences of sufferers allow insights into the personal conflicts, disruptions and insecurities at the root of these disorders. One thing quickly becomes clear: eating disorders are certainly no sign of weakness. And you are definitely not alone in it.

 

Description

Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are on the increase across the world. According to the US Renfrew Foundation, 70 million people suffer from an eating disorder. Numerous studies confirm that the risk of falling victim to such a disorder is highest for girls and young women in western industrial nations. Even so, stigma and denial surround the disorder, its causes and consequences, and the topic is still kept out of social discourse. Mafalda Rakoš has accompanied her protagonists for years and, in close cooperation with everyone involved, brought them together in this book. Intimate portraits, memories and experiences of sufferers allow insights into the personal conflicts, disruptions and insecurities at the root of these disorders. One thing quickly becomes clear: eating disorders are certainly no sign of weakness. And you are definitely not alone in it.

 

Additional information

Weight1 kg / 2.2 lbs
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