Making skilled use of both documentary and conceptual photographic practices, Cristina de Middel investigates photography’s ambiguous relationship to truth. While working as a photojournalist, Middel’s passion for finding unconventional angles led to the acclaimed series The Afronauts. The project explores the history of a failed space program in Zambia in the 1960s through staged reenactments of obscure narratives, challenging the traditional depiction of the African continent.

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