Jungle Check

by Cristina de middel|kalev erickson



Jungle Check by Cristina De Middel and Kalev Erickson. First edition (2018). First impression small paperback in as new condition. Flat signed by both authors. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Jungle Check

Cristina de Middel and Kalev Erickson found a bundle of old Polaroid pictures at a flea market in Mexico City. They believed that the images had all been taken by the same person in the 1970s near the Maya ruins of Tulum and they decided to go in search of the memories that these pictures held. In the heart of the Mexican jungle, the duo revives this past dissolved in Polaroid emulsion, giving rise to a new story, somewhere between reality and fiction. Printed on giant lenticulars produced traditionally on a frame in the shape of an accordion, old combines with new to question the supposed reliability of photographic archives and historical images.

About Cristina De Middel

Cristina De Middel (b. 1975) is a Spanish documentary photographer and artist who lives and works in Uruapan, Mexico. So, she joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in 2017. Consequently, as of 2019, she has become an associate member. Middel investigates photography’s ambiguous relationship to truth. Blending documentary and conceptual photographic practices. So, she plays with reconstructions and archetypes in order to build a more layered understanding of the subjects she approaches. Working from the premise that mass media is reducing our real understanding of the world we live in, De Middel responds to an urgency to re-imagine tired aesthetic tropes and insert opinion in place of facts.

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