Richard Mosse’s living landscapes

Richard Mosse’s living landscapes

Beautiful, powerful reimaginings of the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo

7 June 2017  //  Remi Graves


Beautiful, powerful reimaginings of the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Where poet Yesenia Montilla imbues the human body with faculties of landscape, photographer Richard Mosse does the opposite. Chronicling the crippling conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo, Mosse uses special Infra Red Kodak film to capture lush landscape – rendering it bright pink. The images in his Infra series lend fleshy, aliveness to these landscapes which are witness to blood shed, loss and war.


The picture above, with a small river cutting through the landscape can be read as a visual representation of the violence that borders and the conflict around them, can do to humans. In the context of Congo and the war over resource rich land (between rebels and the National Army), this metaphor is a daily lived reality.

 

Read more about Richard Mosse’s work here: http://1215today.com/create/richard-mosse-the-enclave/

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