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"Photography, for me,is just the perfect excuse."

- Cristina de Middel

b. 1975

Spanish

Based in Alicante, Spain

Nominee

Available for commissions
& assignments

Cristina de Middel is a photographer whose work investigates photography’s ambiguous relationship to truth. Blending documentary and conceptual photographic practices, she plays with reconstructions and archetypes in order to build a more layered understanding of the subject she approaches.

From the premise that the description of the world provided by mass media is reducing the real understanding of the world we live in, her selection of subjects responds to the urgency of completing the portrait or re-launching the debate taking the potential of photography as the raw material for her story-telling.

After a 10 year career as a photojournalist, Cristina stepped outside of the straight documentary gaze and produced the acclaimed series “The Afronauts” (2012), which explored the history of a failed space program in Zambia in the 1960s through staged reenactments of obscure narratives that challenged the traditional depiction of the African continent.

De Middel continuously produces new bodies of work. The series This is what hatred did (2014), Sharkification (2015) and Jan Mayen (2015), to name a few examples were all published as books in 2015.

De Middel’s work has received numerous awards in both the editorial and the artistic field, including PhotoFolio Arles 2012, Finalist of the Deutsche Börse Prize, and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York.

Cristina became a Magnum nominee in 2017.

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Sharkification

Cristina de Middel
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The Perfect Man

Cristina de Middel
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Most Recent

Upcoming Workshop
Bristol, United Kingdom

Cristina de Middel Bristol Workshop

Cristina de Middel
Jun 21 - 23

Arts & Culture

The Perfect Man

Cristina de Middel

Current Exhibition
Paris, France

From Here

Magnum Photographers
Until May 31

Sharkification

Cristina de Middel
SIGNED
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The Perfect Man

Cristina de Middel
SIGNED
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Current Exhibition
Oslo, Norway

The Body as a Battlefield

Cristina de Middel
Until Nov 24

Theme | 19 Stories

2018 at Magnum Photos

Theme | 19 Stories

Premieres

Past Exhibition
Logroño, Spain

Players: Magnum Photographers Come Out to Play

Until Feb 17 · Free

Past Exhibition
Paris,

Cristina de Middel: In No Particular Order

Cristina de Middel
Until Jan 31

Past Exhibition
Paris,

Magnum Photos at Paris Photo 2018

Magnum Photographers
Until Nov 11, 2018

Arts & Culture

Gentlemen’s Club Bangkok

Cristina de Middel

Newsroom

The Magnum Digest: July 13, 2018

Magnum Photographers

Arts & Culture

Midnight at the Crossroads

Cristina de Middel

Past Exhibition
Arles , France

Magnum Photos at Rencontres d’Arles 2018

Magnum Photographers
Until Sep 23, 2018

Theory & Practice

The Real in the Unreal

Cristina de Middel

Past Artist Talk
London,

Magnum Photos Now: Fantasy, Play, and the Document

Cristina de Middel
Jun 14 2018

Past Workshop
Paris, France

A Photobook in 4 Days with Cristina de Middel

Cristina de Middel
Jun 16 - 19 · Fully booked

Past Exhibition
Madrid, Spain

Players. Magnum Photographers Come Out to Play

Magnum Photographers
Until Sep 16, 2018 · Free

Arts & Culture

Magna Brava Ongoing

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