Friday, March 4, 2011

Richard Mosse

"Irish-born photographer Richard Mosse is not yet 30, but he has already documented some of the most astounding sites in the world, including the smuggling tunnels of Gaza, bullet-scarred Beirut and the wrecked palace of Saddam Hussein. His work might be described as conceptual documentary depicting significant issues of our time in unconventional ways.

This time he took his critical eye to Eastern Congo and came back with Quick, a series of photographs shot with Kodak Aerochrome infared film to create an alternative image of the complex social and political dynamics of the country. The film, designed in connectionwith the United States military during the Cold War, reveals a spectrum of light beyond what the human eye can perceive. He aims 'to shock the viewer with this surprising bubblegum palette, and provoke questions about how we tend to see, and don’t see, this conflict.'" -We find Wildness