Introducing Cristina de Middel

Spanish photographer Cristina de Middel is a prolific and innovative photobook author. After ten years as a photojournalist, Cristina re-invented her practice, producing The Afronauts (2012), which explored the Zambian space program of the 1960s through staged re-enactments, challenging the traditional depiction of the African continent. Her portfolio of photobooks also includes This is what hatred did (2014), Sharkification (2015), Jan Mayen (2015) and The Perfect Man (2019).

Cristina’s work has received numerous editorial and arts awards, including PhotoFolio Arles 2012 and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York. In 2017 Cristina became a Magnum nominee.

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