Photo essay by Richard Mosse
Using discontinued Kodak Aerochrome infrared film, Irish photographer Richard Mosse captures the conflict in Eastern Congo in vivid colors, exploring unknown invisible conditions to interpret reality. The result is a series of almost fictional photographs of nomadic rebels and landscape that blur the boundaries between art and photojournalism. They document the tragic reality while pushing the viewer to see the conflict like never before.
Richard Mosse is a photographer currently based in New York. He earned an MFA in Photography from Yale School of Art in 2008 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London, in 2005. Mosse has exhibited work at Tate Modern, London, the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Kunsthalle Munich, among others, and he is representing Ireland at the 55th Venice Art Biennale 2013.