Rafa Prado's 2019 Goals

In 2018 I’ve grown as a photographer. I have gotten into medium format and published my first zine. I have also shot and developed countless rolls. I don’t want to set any specific targets, but this year I would love to print + hang more prints, shoot better portraits and publish one or two more zines. I would also like to attend more exhibitions and check other people’s work.


This is part of the 2019 GOALS series. If you’d like to see the 2019 GOALS of our other featured artists, check out the other articles here.


Value. It is something I deeply consider in my film photography. Why am I shooting this picture? Is it going to rest in a hard drive or binder forever? Is it going to be shared on Instagram? Is it going to be hung on a wall? Is it going to be printed and sent to friend as a souvenir from a trip? In my opinion, often time a photo cannot serve all these goals. All of these means play a big roll in the perceived value of the photography by your audience. Sharing the 80 images you took of a trip in your group conversation is not the same as sending prints of selected photos in an envelope to your friends.