Monday, 28 November 2011
photo | RICHARD MOSSE 'INFRA'
These pictures are made by Richard Mosse, and are part of the 'INFRA' series. When I saw these pictures for the first time, I was immediately drawn to the pretty colours and the beautiful landscapes! When you look a bit closer, these photos picture a country in war, which gives a new, and more serious dimension..
'For centuries, the Congo has compelled and defied the Western imagination. Richard Mosse brings to this subject the use of a discontinued military surveillance technology, a type of color infrared film called Kodak Aerochrome. Originally developed for camouflage detection, this aerial reconnaissance film registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, rendering the green landscape in vivid hues of lavender, crimson, and hot pink.
On his journeys in eastern Congo, Mosse photographed rebel groups of constantly switching allegiances, fighting nomadically in a jungle war zone plagued by frequent ambushes, massacres, and systematic sexual violence. These tragic narratives urgently need telling but cannot be easily described'
More information at www.richardmosse.com & www.jackshainman.com