Skip to Main Content
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Untitled from the series Antipodes, 2013

Archival pigment print
5 × 7 in
12.7 × 17.8 cm
Bidding closed
About the work

With the eye of a documentarian, visual storyteller Cristina de Middel addresses her own life in …

Read more

With the eye of a documentarian, visual storyteller Cristina de Middel addresses her own life in this series, in which she sought to explore the landscape of New Zealand as the furthest point—the antipode—from her birthplace in Spain.

Aperture Foundation Benefit Auction

Frame dimensions: 12"x12". Print dimensions vary.

Frame dimensions: 12"x12". Print dimensions vary.

Medium
Photography
Image rights
Courtesy the artist
Cristina De Middel
Spanish, b. 1975
Follow

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.

Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work

With the eye of a documentarian, visual storyteller Cristina de Middel addresses her own life in …

Read more

With the eye of a documentarian, visual storyteller Cristina de Middel addresses her own life in this series, in which she sought to explore the landscape of New Zealand as the furthest point—the antipode—from her birthplace in Spain.

Aperture Foundation Benefit Auction

Frame dimensions: 12"x12". Print dimensions vary.

Frame dimensions: 12"x12". Print dimensions vary.

Medium
Photography
Image rights
Courtesy the artist
Cristina De Middel
Spanish, b. 1975
Follow

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.

Untitled from the series Antipodes, 2013

Archival pigment print
5 × 7 in
12.7 × 17.8 cm
Bidding closed
Other works by Cristina De Middel
Related works
Most Similar
Landscape Photography
Landscapes