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.
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.
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.
“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.
“PolySpam” Proyecto Arte Gallery, Madrid, PhotoEspaña09. June 2009.
“The City” Obra Social Caixa Galicia. A Coruña. Itinerant.
“Kulunguelé” Forum Fnac Alicante , Fnac Madrid Sur and Fnac Diagonal Barcelona.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
“Hey Hot Shot” Finalist. Jen Belman Gallery. Ney York. USA
Sony World Photography Awards. 2nd prize Conceptual, Finalist Travel. London. UK.
Cum Laude award, “Martin Chambi. Union Latine” .Paris. France
Lightside/Humble Arts Grant for individual Poject. New York. USA.
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.
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.
Special Mention “Revelados 08” ,Caja Madrid.
2nd price “Objetivo Abierto. Solidaria 2008” Generalitat Valenciana, Spain
Finalist “Albarracín photography and journalism Contest Santa María Foundation.
“Lightside/Women in Photography Individual Project Grant“ Humble Arts, 2011. New York. USA.
“Fototraballo“ Nortempo Foundation. 2009.
“Alcobendas Creativity Grants” Spain, 2009.
Cristina´s work is included in The Banco Espirito Santo Photography Collection (Besart) and in the UPV Art Collection.