The Afronauts by Cristina de Middel 12

Making skilled use of both documentary and conceptual practices, Cristina de Middel investigates photography’s ambiguous relationship to truth. While working as a photojournalist, de Middel’s passion for finding unconventional angles led to the acclaimed series The Afronauts. The project explores the story of an unsuccessful space program in Zambia in the 1960s, through staged reenactments of obscure events, shedding light on an often-overlooked history.

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