Cristina de Middel

born 1975

Cristina de Middel, ‘Grace Smith ’ 2009
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Biography

Cristina de Middel (born 1975) is a Spanish documentary photographer and artist living and working in Uruapan, Mexico.

De Middel self-published The Afronauts in 2012, a photobook about the short-lived Zambian space program in Southern Africa. The book quickly sold out and the work was met with critical acclaim. She was nominated for the 2013 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for The Afronauts,.

In 2013, de Middel received the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography. In 2017 she became a Magnum Photos nominee.

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