Christina De Middel, the photographer who brought us the Afronauts series a year or two ago, has an excellent new project which explores the imaginary denizens of her spam folder. Based upon emails she’s received, she creates intimate portraits of the desperate souls who need your (or anyone’s) help to smuggle funds out of their countries, and the photos are as fantastic as the stories behind them.
There’s Sandrine Nzi, the “unique daughter” of a late Ivory Coast gold miner, pictured above.
The lucrative possibilities are limited only by the imagination. Check the entire series out on her webiste. It is well worth a look.