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Cristina de Middel

  • Cristina de Middel, at her exhibition 'Fantastic Pseudology', at the University Museum of Navarra, 2021 © Raquel Arilla. Navarre University Museum

    Cristina de Middel, at her exhibition 'Fantastic Pseudology', at the University Museum of Navarra, 2021 © Raquel Arilla. Navarre University Museum

  

Speciality

Photography

 

 

Date of birth

1975
  


"Photographer and artist. Before focusing solely on her artistic endeavours, Cristina de Middel worked for different Spanish newspapers and NGOs as a photojournalist. In 2017 she joined Magnum, and in 2022 she was elected president of the famous agency."

Cristina de Middel was born in 1975 in Alicante. She trained in photojournalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and later moved to Oklahoma to do a Master’s in Photography. In 2012, she self-published her first photography book "Afronauts", in which she recounts a Zambian space programme in South Africa. She gained great national and international acclaim. She was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2013 and won the Infinity Award from the International Centre of Photography in the same year. In 2017, she received the Spanish National Photography Award for “re-designing the limits of the reality of photographic language”. That same year, she joined Magnum Photos, sponsored by the renowned photographer Martin Parr. In 2018, she was guest curator of the PHotoEspaña festival and organised six exhibitions that vindicate the playful. In 2022, she became the first Spanish woman to chair the famous Magnum agency.

Awards

Cum Laude Award, "Martín Chambi", Latin Union (2011)
Infinity Award, International Centre of Photography (2013)
PhotoEspaña Award for Best Photography Book of the Year in the international category with "Party" (2014)
Spanish National Photography Award (2017)

Highlighted works

  • The Perfect Man
  • Man Jayen
  • Party
  • Afronauts

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