Honorable Mention / 2021 / Press / People/Personality


I understand this project as a way to come in terms with these special places, borderlands, by producing images of their conflicting essence, continuity and division. National borders and borderlands, in their modern form have a history of no more than 3 centuries coinciding with that of the modern nation state. Especially in the Balkans, borders have been the bloody outcome of a process immitating a dormant volcano, which you can never be certain when it will active again.

Dimitris Rapakousis was born in 1981 and lives in Athens.
He graduated from the ‘Focus’ School of Art Photography, Video & New Technologies in 2010. He has been working as a freelance documentary photographer over the past 10 years, collaborating with international agencies like Associated Press (AP) or Agence France-Presse (AFP) and the Greek magazines Epsilon, Unfollow, Vice and Kathimerini (K-magazine). He is a contributing member of the Depression Era collective project, which was founded in 2011 and pictures post-crisis Greece.