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Jungle Check
Cristina de Middel & Kalev Erickson

Jungle Check
Cristina de Middel & Kalev Erickson
RM (Co-Published with Images Vevey)



120 Pages
170 x 220 mm
ISBN 9788417047719


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 the Artist
Cristina de Middel (b. 1975) is a Spanish documentary photographer and artist living and working in Uruapan, Mexico. De Middel self-published The Afronauts in 2012, a photobook about the short-lived Zambian space program in Southern Africa. The book quickly sold out and the work was met with critical acclaim. She was nominated for the 2013 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for The Afronauts,. In 2013, de Middel received the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography. In 2017 she became a nominee member of Magnum Photos and in 2019 an associate member.

About the Publisher
RM is one of the most prestigious publishers of art books in Latin America, focusing primarily on photography and contemporary art. It also maintains a select catalogue of Latin American literary classics. RM has published more than 190 titles by or about writers and artists of the international stature of Graciela Iturbide, Myako Ishiuchi, Carlos Amorales, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Martin Parr, Julio Cortázar, Daido Moriyama, Luis Barragán, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Masao Yamamoto, Juan Rulfo, Agustín Jiménez, Marcos López, Jeff Wall, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Paolo Gasparini, and León Ferrari

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