Instagram Takeover: Cristina De Middel

Photographer, Cristina De Middel becomes guest editor for our Instagram account for a week in March, 2016.

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She joins a list of guest editors including Lorenzo Vitturi, Sian Davey, Alma Haser, Aaron Schuman, Jason Larkin, Federica Chiochetti and many more.

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 that blur the border between reality and fiction. After a successful career as a photojournalist, de Middel stepped outside of the photojournalistic gaze.

She then produced the critically acclaimed series The Afronauts in 2012, which explored the history of a failed space program in Zambia in the 1960s through staged reenactments of obscure narratives. De Middel’s work shows that fiction can serve as the subject of photography just as well as facts can, highlighting that our expectation that photography must always make reference to reality is flawed.

Club taurino in Uruapan. Cristina De Middel (@lademiddel ) reporting for @photoworks_uk this week.

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De Middel has exhibited extensively internationally and has received numerous awards and nominations, including PhotoFolio Arles 2012, the Deutsche Börse Prize, POPCAP’ 13, and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York. De Middel lives and works in Mexico.

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For more of Cristina’s work click here.

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