She then produced the critically acclaimed series The Afronauts in 2012, which explored the history of a failed space program in Zambia in the 1960s, which earned her a nomination for the 2013 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography. De Middel has published several books since then, created her own publishing plattform (This Book is True) and even curated festivals like LagosPhoto (2015). http://www.lademiddel.com/#
His art focuses on social documentary, driven by research led self-initiated projects that combines his interest in the myth, folklore and photography as a mirror to culture and collective memory.
Akshay’s engagement with the visual arts also takes shape through writing, teaching and curation. In 2008, he co-founded Blindboys.org, an open collective aimed at reclaiming public spaces – both online and offline – to showcase photography. He is a founding editor of PIX Quarterly .
Lola Mac Dougall is a cultural manager with a specialization in photography. In 2011, she launched with Frank Kalero Punctum (Punctum#3-issuu ), a magazine devoted to Asian contemporary photography. In 2016, she launched JaipurPhoto (JaipurPhoto ) an international photography festival that makes use of Jaipur’s heritage as a venue for outdoor site-specific exhibitions and where she acts as artistic director. She has been a portfolio reviewer and jury for Encontros da Imagen (Braga, Portugal), Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography (Switzerland), Format Festival (Derby, UK) and Cosmos PDF Award (Arles, France). Lola has a PhD from Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra Univesity, with a doctoral thesis dealing with Indian women photographers. Lola is the founding director of GoaPhoto.
Jesús Micó is a Spanish curator and academic-he holds a PhD on photography from the University of Barcelona (UB). Micó has been in charge of the programming and publications of La Kursala (Cádiz University) since 2007 and has managed to position the institution as a reference in the promotion of upcoming photographers. The recent exhibition he curated for PHotoESPAÑA, Un cierto panorama / A Certain Panorama (Madrid, 2017), offers a remarkable overview of a highly talented generation of fine art Spanish photographers and will be touring Latin America and Europe in 2018.