Image from the collaboration with Senegalese designer Selly Raby Kane featuring her collection Alien Cartoon, shot on the beaches of Dakar for an artistic collaboration. Dakar, Senegal. 2013. by Cristina De Middel.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Cristina De Middel
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement from Cristina De Middel on the back of print “Image from the collaboration with Senegalese designer Selly Raby Kane featuring her collection Alien Cartoon, shot on the beaches of Dakar for an artistic collaboration. Dakar, Senegal. 2013.”
“In 2013 I was invited to Dakar to collaborate with the very talented young Senegalese designer, Selly Raby Kane. She had made a whole collection inspired by Afrofuturism and it allowed us to further explore the possibilities of my just-released Afronauts project in the context of fashion, and at last in African territory. With my limited knowledge of the fashion industry, the session soon became a new chapter of a series that explores the universal link existing between humankind and the cosmos, beyond race and background.”
So, Cristina de Middel is a photographer whose work investigates photography’s ambiguous relationship to truth. Above all, she plays with reconstructions and archetypes that blur the border between reality and fiction by blending documentary and conceptual photographic practices.
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 continuously produces new bodies of work. For example, the series This is what hatred did (2014), Sharkification (2015) and Jan Mayen (2015).
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