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2020 Peter Turner Memorial Lecture - Cristina de Middel (Spain)

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

55 Cable Street

Wellington, 6011

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Cristina de Middel tells the story of her journey as a photographer for a Spanish newspaper to being an associate Magnum photographer.

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Massey University – Whiti o Rehua School of Art in partnership with The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Photobook/NZ

Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Te Papa.

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In this lecture Cristina de Middel will tell the story of her journey as a photographer, from her beginnings with a Spanish local newspaper to international prominence as an associate Magnum photographer known for her innovative approach to photography and its dissemination. De Middel will address topics such as legitimacy, veracity and the changing world of photography, where facts and stereotypes are becoming harder to distinguish.

BIOGRAPHY

When Cristina de Middel launched her book ‘The Afronauts’ in 2012 she created a commotion in the photobook world. Retelling the story of the 1960s Zambian space program, she wrestled with the inadequacies of traditional documentary practice, emerging with a magical reconstruction of the narrative. Cristina continues to publish a prolific array of provocative and innovative photobooks. She has received numerous awards in both editorial and artistic fields, including PhotoFolio Arles 2012, finalist in the Deutsche Börse Prize, and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York. She is an associate member of Magnum Photos.

THE PETER TURNER LEGACY

The Peter Turner Memorial Lecture was established in 2008, in the memory of the late Peter Turner, historian, curator and former editor of Creative Camera magazine, who came from the UK to live in NZ in 1981. His contributions to the medium of photography during his time in New Zealand spanned curatorial work, writing, reviewing and teaching. He is remembered for his passion for the medium, support of photographers and their work and his special love of practices he termed lyric, transcendent or poetic documentary photography. Founded on reflections on this legacy the annual Peter Turner Lecture is conceived as a means to broaden discussions about the social and cultural value of the medium of photography today – as an expanded field inclusive of a broad range of lens based media and approaches.

In association with the Peter Turner Lecture a fund has been established by the Massey University Foundation to support the Peter Turner Scholarship that was launched in association with the lecture and each year provides a postgraduate student scholarship for a student engaging with social and cultural issues through the medium of photography in its broadest sense.

The Peter Turner Fund has been established by the Massey University Foundation to grow the support this scholarship can offer young photographers aspiring for a career the lens based arts. The Peter Turner Memorial Lecture will be followed by the launch of Photobook/NZ 2020 and the Australia/New Zealand Photobook of the Year Awards which will conclude at 9.00pm

Banner Image:

Ijewo. From the series This is What Hatred Did. Cristina De Middel / Magnum Photos 2015

Below Images:

Iko Iko. From the series the Afronauts. Cristina De Middel / Magnum Photos 2012

Laimotele. From the series This is What Hatred Did. Cristina De Middel / Magnum Photos 2015

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