Trama Editorial & Museo de la Universidad de Navarra

Man Jayen by Cristina de Middel (Signed)

About the artist

Cristina de Middel (b. 1975) is a Spanish documentary photographer and artist living and working in Mexico.

In 2013, de Middel received the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography. In 2017 she became a nominee member of Magnum Photos and in 2019 an associate member.

In 1911 the North Pole had already been discovered and these first valiant explorers had opened a way for secondary heroes that were willing to prove their courage and to bring back home some unforgettable and and unique memories. In that context a group of wealthy German and British supposed scientists decided to “re-discover” Jan Mayen, an island located between Greenland and Iceland that whalers had been using for years but that had not been studied scientifically. They sailed, they argued, they fought, they forgot their compass, they ran out of coal, they made it to the island, but the boat was too big and they could not land. End of the story. No medal to bring back home this time and no serious discovery in any of the fields of science that the crew was proudly representing.

History is written by winners and the cinematographer in the crew was well aware of that. He convinced the loser group to stop on the way back in an Icelandic beach and to stage the landing with all the dramatising that such heroic jests entail.

This is the true story of how History was staged.

This book is the catalogue version for the exhibition of the Jan Mayen project at the Museum of the University of Navarra.

Publisher

Trama Editorial & Museo de la Universidad de Navarra

Published

2015

Edition

First Edition

Design

Xavier Fernández Fuentes

ISBN

978-3-86560-210-7

Notes

Condition as new

Volume

76 pages

Type

Softcover

Format

150×220 mm

Additional

Signed

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