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Inspiring us right now: Spanish photographer Cristina De Middel’s The Afronauts series, to go on view at Foam museum in Amsterdam. Not just a clever word mash-up, afronauts were a real thing — sort of. With grand delusions of jumping into the 1960s space race between the US and the Soviet Union, the little African nation of Zambia began a program — that never got off the ground — to explore the realm of the stars, starting with colorful spacesuits and fish bowls for helmets. Or at least that’s how De Middel re-imagines it in square Polaroid form, based on vintage photographs. 

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