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The Perfect Man
Cristina de Middel

the Perfect Man, Cristina de Middel

the Perfect Man, Cristina de MiddelThe Perfect Man
Cristina de Middel
La Fabrica
Co Published by Images Vevey
English and Spanish


Signed Edition
150 pages
280 x 210 mm
2018ISBN  9788417048396


In India, industrial revolution never really started and never really ended, but western standards,which defined this new perfect working man, were imposed and accepted in a society that already had a very elitist cultural structure. The results were confusing. De Middel tells the story of Doctor Ashok Aswani, who decided one day to go to the cinema instead of going to work. He saw a Chaplin movie four times, lost his job and started what would become the biggest festival homage to Chaplin in the world. Doctor Aswani would never be the perfect man because the perfect man works for his country’s greatness. The perfect man wakes up early to go to work and waves at his wife from the car as he heads towards the daily traffic-jam that would take him to his office. Charlot would never be the perfect man either.

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
La Fábrica is the publishing area of La Fábrica, a private company of cultural management. They publish books and magazines focused on photography, art and literature as well as making books on behalf of private companies and public institutions.

Images Vevey ville d’images contributes to the promotion and cultural development of the region in the field of visual arts, through the promotion of the “Vevey town of Images” concept. The Political Authorities created this concept in the 1990s to highlight the large number of companies and institutions related to image and visual communication that operate on the Vaud Riviera.
In order to accomplish its missions, the Foundation has three main activities, which it finances and develops over a two-year period: the Festival Images Vevey, the Grand Prix Images Vevey and the Espace Images Vevey. The Fondation Vevey ville d’images brings together all its operational activities under the Images Vevey brand under a single entity.

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