Arts & Culture

Watch: Martin Parr in Conversation with Cristina de Middel

Martin Parr and Cristina De Middel discuss translating projects into books and exhibitions, being a political photographer, and the legacy and the creation of her series Afronauts

Magnum Photographers

Sofa Sessions is a video series that sees Martin Parr in conversation with photographers at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol. Each video features an established or emerging practitioner who joins Parr to discuss their photographic process, experience and inspirations. This episode sees Martin Parr in conversation with Magnum photographer Cristina de Middel.

De Middel discusses her entry into photography through working at a newspaper, the ‘monster’-hood of the media, translating projects into books and exhibitions, and her project Sharkification. De Middel also discusses why she joined Magnum Photos, being a political photographer, and the legacy and the creation of her series Afronauts.

Sofa Sessions are produced by the Martin Parr Foundation and filmed and edited by Alex Parkyn-Smith. Watch more episodes here.