Photographs by Cristina De Middel.
RM/Archive of Modern Conflict, 2014. 200 pp., 100 color illustrations, 3½x5".
Spanish-born, London-based photographer and conceptual artist Cristina de Middel (born 1975) follows the colossal success of her 2012 volume The Afronauts-a self-publishing phenomenon that was voted best photo book of that year by Photo-eye-with Party, a portrait of present-day China modeled on Mao Tsetong’s Red Book. De Middel uses the structure of Mao’s book (as well as its iconic design) to create a photo-narrative interspersed with adapted quotations from Mao. As she describes it: 'I decided to adapt this historic political statement … by censoring and hiding the parts of the text that are no longer in force and highlighting some other redesigned sentences that, for me, form a more accurate portrait of the People’s Republic of China in the twenty-first century.' Party is published in a limited edition of 1500 copies and is certain to quickly become a photo-book classic.
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