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"Umeko" from the series The Afronauts, 2012

Digital print on archival cotton paper
39 × 39 in
99.1 × 99.1 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
New York
About the work
Exhibition history
Dillon + Lee
New York
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2013

  • PULSE Miami IMPUSE Prize, Miami FL
  • Infinity Award for a Publication, 2013, ICP, New York, NY
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2013

  • PULSE Miami IMPUSE Prize, Miami FL
  • Infinity Award for a Publication, 2013, ICP, New York, NY
  • Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013, London, UK, Finalist

2012

  • First Book Prize. Aperture/Paris Photo 2012, Paris, FRANCE and New York, NY, Finalist
  • Photo Folio Review, Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, FRANCE
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Afronauts
Cristina De Middel
Spanish, b. 1975
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Cristina de Middel presents fictional scenes through a reality-based lens in her photographs. Disenchanted with photojournalism and the media’s shaping of public opinions, de Middel emphasizes holistic storytelling in her art, which is rooted in systems of beliefs, rituals, and religions. She is best known for “The Afronauts,” a self-published series about the short-lived Zambian space program. The series follows a fictionalized representation of true events, juxtaposing space age themes against a folk art aesthetic with the intent of criticizing the Western media’s stigmatization of Africa. De Middel’s goal is to spark debate about representations of the truth through these staged images. Most recently, de Middel has used photography to explore community militarization in Brazilian favelas, slums in Lagos, and Nigerian spam emails.

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About the work
Exhibition history
Dillon + Lee
New York
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2013

  • PULSE Miami IMPUSE Prize, Miami FL
  • Infinity Award for a Publication, 2013, ICP, New York, NY
Read more

2013

  • PULSE Miami IMPUSE Prize, Miami FL
  • Infinity Award for a Publication, 2013, ICP, New York, NY
  • Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013, London, UK, Finalist

2012

  • First Book Prize. Aperture/Paris Photo 2012, Paris, FRANCE and New York, NY, Finalist
  • Photo Folio Review, Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, FRANCE
Read more
Medium
Photography
Series
Afronauts
Cristina De Middel
Spanish, b. 1975
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Cristina de Middel presents fictional scenes through a reality-based lens in her photographs. Disenchanted with photojournalism and the media’s shaping of public opinions, de Middel emphasizes holistic storytelling in her art, which is rooted in systems of beliefs, rituals, and religions. She is best known for “The Afronauts,” a self-published series about the short-lived Zambian space program. The series follows a fictionalized representation of true events, juxtaposing space age themes against a folk art aesthetic with the intent of criticizing the Western media’s stigmatization of Africa. De Middel’s goal is to spark debate about representations of the truth through these staged images. Most recently, de Middel has used photography to explore community militarization in Brazilian favelas, slums in Lagos, and Nigerian spam emails.

"Umeko" from the series The Afronauts, 2012

Digital print on archival cotton paper
39 × 39 in
99.1 × 99.1 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
New York
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