Cristina de Middel

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Cristina de Middel (born 1975) is a Spanish documentary photographer and artist living and working in Uruapan, Mexico.[1][2]

De Middel self-published The Afronauts in 2012, a photobook about the short-lived Zambian space program in Southern Africa.[3][4] The book quickly sold out and the work was met with critical acclaim.[5][6][7][8] She was nominated for the 2013 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for The Afronauts,.[9]

In 2013, de Middel received the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography.[10] In 2017 she became a nominee member of Magnum Photos[11] and in 2019 an associate member.[12]

Publications[edit]

Publications by de Middel[edit]

  • The Afronauts. London: Self-published, 2012. ISBN 9788461585960. Edition of 1000 copies.
    • Second edition. Bilbao, Spain: This Book Is True, 2016. Edition of 1500 copies.
  • Vida Y Milagros de Paula P (Life and Miracles of Paula P). Alicante, Spain: Museo de la Universidad de Alicante, 2009. Edition of 500 copies. Spanish. Early work featuring the "real story of a fake prostitute" Paula P.
  • SPBH Book Club Vol III. London: Self Publish, Be Happy, 2013. Edition of 500 copies. ASIN B00D18UQ0C.
  • Party: Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung. Madrid: RM; London: Archive of Modern Conflict, 2013. ISBN 9788415118671. Edition of 1500 copies.
  • Afronauts. Zine Collection 12. Paris: Edition Bessard, 2014. ISBN 979-10-91406-02-4. Edition of 300 copies.
  • This is What Hatred Did. Mexico; Barcelona: RM Editorial / London: Archive of Modern Conflict, 2015. ISBN 9780992941383. With text by Amos Tutuola, "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts".
  • Sharkification. São Paulo, Brazil: Editora Madalena, 2015. ISBN 9788569557074. Edition of 100 copies.
  • Man Jayen. Pamplona, Spain: Trama, 2015. ISBN 978-84-8081-473-7. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Museum of the University of Navarra. Edition of 1000 copies.
  • Cucurrucucu. Bilbao, Spain: This Book Is True; self-published, 2016. ISBN 978-84-16282-65-4. With a text by Cuauhtémoc Medina.

Publications about de Middel[edit]

  • Cristina de Middel. Colleción PHotoBolsillo. Madrid: La Fábrica, 2015. ISBN 978-8416248230.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cristina de Middel". Vogue.it. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  2. ^ ""The Afronauts" exhibition at Quai1: Cristina de Middel". Lanewgallery.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  3. ^ Davies, Lucy (8 Jun 2014). "Cristina de Middel: The Afronauts". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Interview: "ASX Interviews Cristina de Middel" (2013)". Americansuburbx.com. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  5. ^ O'Hagan, Sean (14 April 2013). "How photographers joined the self-publishing revolution". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  6. ^ "photo-eye - Magazine". Photoeye.com. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Review: The Afronauts by Cristina De Middel", Jörg Colberg. Accessed 3 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Cristina De Middel : The Mongonauts". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  9. ^ Courtesy of the artist and the Photographers' Gallery, London. "Deutsche Börse photography prize: 2013 shortlist – in pictures". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Cristina de Middel". Icp.org. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Cristina de Middel • Magnum Photos". Magnum Photos. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  12. ^ "News from the 2019 Annual General Meeting". Magnum Photos. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  13. ^ "PhotoEspaña Discovery Award". British Journal of Photography. Apptitude Media. 161 (7826): 7. 2014.

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