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For Cristina de Middel, visual arts, whether photography, drawings, paintings, or other, are all languages. They are a way for her to communicate ideas and stories with people beyond the limitations of words, grammar, and syntax.
Referring to herself as a visual storyteller rather than a photographer, Cristina de Middel’s work investigates photography’s ambiguous relationship to truth. She blends documentary and conceptual photographic practices and plays with stereotypes and symbols in order to build a more layered understanding of her subjects.
She has now published more than thirteen books, including The Afronauts, Party, This is What Hatred Did, and The Perfect Man. She has exhibited extensively in major institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain. Her work has received numerous recognitions, including the ICP’s Infinity Award, Spain’s National Photography Award, the Prix Virginia, and finalist status for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. De Middel became a full member of Magnum Photos, as well as its president, in 2022.