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Party. Quitonasto form Chanmair Mao Tungest
Cristina De Middel

Party. Quitonasto form Chanmair Mao Tungest, Party. Quitonasto form Chanmair Mao Tungest, Cristina De Middel

Party. Quitonasto form Chanmair Mao Tungest, Cristina de MiddelParty. Quitonasto form Chanmair Mao Tungest
Cristina De Middel
Co Published by Archive of Modern Conflict

First Edition
200 pages
90 x 130 mm
ISBN 9788415118671

“Party” was conceived by Cristina de Middel after a first trip to China in 2012, undertaken in the aim of “making photography, of reacting with the camera to whatever caught my attention, without any attempt to explain or analyze.” It’s a photobook built on the foundation of Mao’s Little Red Book. It is a book with “new” quotations and a free spirit that somehow shows us what China is today. Cristina de Middel uses the skeleton of Mao’s little book—what used to be the “Bible” of the Chinese people—to create a particular narrative. It was chosen as the best photography book in the international category at PhotoEspaña 2014.

About the Artist
Cristina de Middel is a photographer whose work investigates photography’s ambiguous relationship to truth. Blending documentary and conceptual photographic practices, she plays with reconstructions and archetypes that blur the border between reality and fiction. After a successful career as a photojournalist, de Middel stepped outside of the photojournalistic gaze. De Middel’s work shows that fiction can serve as the subject of photography just as well as facts can, highlighting that our expectation that photography must always make reference to reality is flawed.Cristina De Middel has exhibited extensively internationally and has received numerous awards and nominations, including PhotoFolio Arles 2012, the Deutsche Börse Prize, POPCAP’ 13, and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York.

About the Publisher

The Archive of Modern Conflict is an organisation dedicated to the collection and preservation of vernacular photographs, objects, artefacts, curiosities, and ephemera. Founded in 1991, the archive began as a collection of photographs relating to war and conflict but has since expanded its remit to become the vast and thematically diverse repository it is today. They have produced and published over thirty books, often collaborating with photographers and artists such as Stephen Gill, Cristina de Middel, Thomas Mailaender, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, and Don McCullin.
Known for their elegant and engaging design sensibility, Mexico and Spain based RM publishes books on established and emerging Latin artists, photographers and cultural movements—from Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to Dr. Lakra and Lucha Libre.

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