ABOUT ME

Cristina De Middel is a documentary photographer and artist now based in London that has been working as a photojpurnalist for different newspapers in Spain (and with NGO´s such as Doctors Without Borders or the Spanish Red Cross) for almost 10 years . She combines her strictly documentary assignments , which has been exhibited and awarded in several occasions (incuding a National Photojournalism Award Juan Cancelo  and a special mention at the New Fnac Photographic Talent ), with more personal projects . This B-side of Cristina´s work  deliberately  asks the audience to question the language and the veracity of photography  as a document and plays with reconstructions  or archetypes that blur the border between reality and fiction. 

EDUCATION

1995-2001: MA in Fine Arts, Universitat Politécnica de Valencia. Spain.

1999-2000: MA in Photography, University of Oklahoma. PROMOE Scholarship.

2001-2002: Postgraduate Degree in Photojournalism, Barcelona Autónoma University, Spain.

2006: IV War Correspondents Training. Ground forces Army war School, Madrid, Spain

2006: Course in International Humanitarian Law and Peace-keeping operations. Spanish Red Cross. Madrid, Spain.

PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

2005 / 2010: Staff photojournalist and reporter at the newspaper “Diario Información”. Alicante, Spain.

2003 / 2005: Staff photojournalist at the newspaper “Diario de Ibiza”. Ibiza, Spain.

2003 (2 months): Arts and crafts monitor at the municipal school for mentally disabled people. Ibiza, Spain.

2002 / 2003: Part-time responsible of the Photography Section at the mNATEC ( Museum of Science and

Technique of Catalonia). Barcelona, Spain.

2002 / 2003: Part-time Assistant Professor and Coordinator at a Master in Photojournalism. Univeristat  Autónoma de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.

INDIVIDUAL EXIBITIONS

The Afronauts.  Kursala. Museum of the University of Cádiz. Spain. 2012.

Vida y milagros de Paula P.  MUA Museum, Alicante. Sponsored by  Caja Mediterráneo. Itinerance until 2013.

PolySpamProyecto Arte Gallery, Madrid, PhotoEspaña09. June 2009.

The CityObra Social Caixa Galicia. A Coruña. Itinerant.

Kulunguelé Forum Fnac Alicante , Fnac Madrid Sur and Fnac Diagonal Barcelona.

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

2012  

“Hey Hot Shot” Finalist. Jen Belman Gallery.  Ney York. USA

 Sony World Photography Awards. 2nd prize Conceptual, Finalist Travel.  London. UK.

2011  

Cum Laude award, “Martin Chambi. Union Latine” .Paris. France

Lightside/Humble Arts Grant for individual Poject. New York. USA.

2010 

Special Mention “Caminos de HIerro”.  Ferrocarriles Españoles Foundation

First price “Colmenar Viejo Environemental Photography Contest “. Madrid.

Finalist “Albarracín photography and Journalism gatherings” Santa María Foundation

Finalist “Arte Joven” Madrid Complutense University.

2009 

1º Prize “Juan Cancelo National Photojournalism Price”. A Coruña, Spain

1º Prize “Barrio de las letras photography competition”. Madrid.

Honors. “Fnac de Fotografía 2009 New Talent award“.

Winer of the ARCO 2009  ” Fotoreportaje “ Award.

Special mention “Premios Ejército de Fotografía 2009

Finalist “Ciudad de Gijón XIII Photojournalism International Awards

Special Mention “A 1,20metros” Defending childhood rights.

Finalist  “Albarracín photography and journalism Contest” Santa María Foundation.

2008  

Special Mention “Revelados 08” ,Caja Madrid.

2nd price “Objetivo Abierto. Solidaria 2008”  Generalitat  Valenciana, Spain

Finalist “Albarracín photography and journalism Contest Santa María Foundation.

 

GRANTS

Lightside/Women in Photography Individual Project Grant Humble Arts, 2011. New York. USA.

Fototraballo Nortempo Foundation. 2009.

“Alcobendas Creativity Grants” Spain, 2009.

COLLECTIONS 

Cristina´s work is included in The Banco Espirito Santo Photography Collection  (Besart) and in the UPV Art Collection.

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