September 25, 2011

Richard Mosse


Richard Mosse's project Infra documents conflict in the Congo using Kodak Aerochrome, a discontinued infrared film. The film which renders foliage bright pink, heightens the surreally of an impossible to comprehend war (the Guardian reports 400,000 rapes in a single year and 5.4 million deaths over 10 years) and forces us to re-examine conflict images. When I first heard of this project (without seeing the images) I dismissed it, but the images are powerful—they would be without the exotic film stock. Mosse is a thinker who gives eloquent explanations for his choices. Ultimately Mosse does what good photographers always do, he forces us to look closely and reexamine what we think we know. (via Aperture Magazine)

posted at 01:49 PM by raul

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TAGS: Africa (7) documentary (4) infrared (1)


10/01/11 09:32 AM

His choice of film is very interesting. It catches your eye. Both surreal like a fantasy and very realistic.


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